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It was almost a sextet, if you count the own goal...

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Austin Czarnik takes aim
Austin Czarnik takes aim
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The Bruins topped the Blue Jackets, and now take wing like migratory birds toward Arizona, where the Coyotes host them on Saturday at 8:00PM on NESN.

  • A collaboration among the bottom three Bruin lines produced all of the scoring last night. The Austin Czarnik/Riley Nash/Matt Beleskey line's fingerprints were all over the win. The Boston Globe
  • Torey Krug is returning to form, and scored his first goal of the season. Boston Herald
  • David Pastrnak's hard work has made him both a productive linemate and a (nearly) league leading scorer. His enthusiasm is just icing on the cake. Boston Herald
  • Austin Czarnik is another (relatively) tiny free agent from the college ranks that has worked his way into a spot on the power play, bouncing back after a stint in Providence. Patriot Ledger
  • Take five (as the Bruins high-fived veterans pregame.) David Backes owns the Blue Jackets, and can you smell what the Bruins' third like is cooking? WEEI
  • There were a number of notable takeaways from the game. The Bruins hit an attendance milestone, and defensemen are chipping in on scoring.  Bruins Daily
  • A bunch of Bruins bought tickets for military families to enjoy the game. Mass Live
  • Colin Miller's own goal was a funny footnote instead of a tragedy. Within a span of 4:01, the Bruins pretty much put the game out of reach and chased Sergei Bobrovski. The Boston Globe
  • The video recap of the game is here- don't blink, or you'll miss a Bruin goal! Tuukka Rask made 15 saves. (Video, 3:59) Bruins NHL
  • Daniel Vladar modestly asserts that he was pressed into netminding because his skating was so bad. Much like Pastrnak, the youngster has demonstrated notable skill and poise, all while buoying his teammates with his cheery positivity. Providence Journal
  • Lend your ears to the Bearly on Topic podcast, where there is schadenfreude over the Habs' loss to the Jackets, reviewing the Panthers and Lightning games, praise for Brandon Carlo, and pondering how few penalties the Bruins draw. (Audio, 53:07) Soundcloud
  • Meanwhile, in the Optional Skate podcast, Pete Blackburn is the guest as the Y'Orrites (Y'Orrians?) tear down the stock narratives on Tuukka Rask. Days of Y'Orr


Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Nick Foligno took the opportunity to renew old acquaintances at Children's Hospital in Boston, where doctors successfully treated his infant daughter. He visits cheered patients and parents alike. The Boston Globe
  • The real news here isn't who is on this list of teetering NHL coaches, but who ISN'T. Toronto Sun
  • Have a look at some graphs of data compiled to illustrate NHL teams' progress in several categories for the first four weeks of the season. Boston's lamentable special teams goal differential compared to their penalty differential is striking. Hockey-Graphs
  • Speaking of never-say-die, Ryan Miller shifts gear from vacating the net for an extra attacker to making a desperation, five-alarm save. The Red Wings fans give him a standing ovation. The Score
  • In addition to Miller, four other NHL goaltenders are notable this week, including Peter Budaj, who has stepped into the breach for the Kings. TSN
  • Kirk Luedeke uses the movie "Saving Private Ryan" to frame his Veterans' Day meditation on service and sacrifice. The Scouting Post