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The Bruins lost their captain, but pulled off a win

Jeremy Smith toughed it out through 3-on-3 and a shootout, after an inauspicious start
Jeremy Smith toughed it out through 3-on-3 and a shootout, after an inauspicious start
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The Bruins clawed back after a two goal deficit to beat the Rangers in a shootout.


  • Here's Kirk Luedeke's take on the game. Jeremy Smith 's resilience paid off, Zac Rinaldo danced on the line, and Tyler Randell achieved 2/3 of a Gordie Howe hat trick.  [ScoutingPost]

  • A few more quick takes- Local brothers Jimmy Hayes and Kevin Hayes notched a point apiece, Joonas Kemppainen impressed.  [WEEI]

  • Thanks a lot, Ryan Bourque , now Zdeno Chara is out with an upper body injury.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Good Morrow, Bruins fans! Time and unexpected injuries make it increasingly likely that mobile defenseman Joe Morrow will be seeing ice time in Boston.  [WEEI]

  • As for Zac Rinaldo and his penalties... so far only DRAWN, not assessed! Whooda thunk?  [WEEI]

  • Having to adapt with new skills and strategies learned were the benefit of Kevan Miller 's injury. He returns this season with a new bag of defensive tools.  [WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]

  • Brad Marchand underestimated his elbow injury, and was glad for having had repairs done over the summer. Bonus: Ten players were cut yesterday.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Hind sight being 20-20, re-signing Dennis Seidenberg might not have been the best move. Will the youngsters stepping up to help cover his newest injury and the time gained to evaluate them be a silver lining?  [PuckDaddy]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • The Holy Triumverate (NHL, NWHL, CWHL) will be meeting to chat about their mutual futures.  [WomensHockeyNation]

  • Non, not the Stars, the CWHL team in Montreal will be Canadeinnes going forward.  [Sportsnet]

  • The NHL's financial future is bright. The Bettman is a genius!  [KuklasKorner]

  • Records of Boston University's concussion center have been subpoenaed by the NHL.  [TheBostonGlobe]

  • This new-to-hockey metric Marcels (cribbed from baseball) is an attempt to predict goalie performance. And yes, Tuukka Rask is leader of the pack. Vroom! Vroom!  [Hockey-Graphs]

  • Katie Baker weighs in on the newest controversy (the planted evidence bag) in the Patrick Kane case.  [Grantland]

  • Meanwhile, the OTHER story in Buffalo is the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game... [USAToday]