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Nifty Fifty

It is early, of course, but Pasta is scoring at a high pace.

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More of this, please! (David Pastrnak celebrates with Austin Czarnik, John-Michael Liles, and Brad Marchand)
More of this, please! (David Pastrnak celebrates with Austin Czarnik, John-Michael Liles, and Brad Marchand)
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On to Minnesota, where the Bruins face the Wild tomorrow night at 8:00PM on NESN.

  • David Pastrnak is scoring at a blistering pace- he might be the next Bruin to hit the fifty goal mark, the last Bruin to do so is the current team president. The Boston Globe
  • Take five... hopeful observations from the season so far. There is room for optimism! Boston CBS
  • In news from Denver yesterday, Kevan Miller has joined his team, and both Pastrnak and Austin Czarnik were granted a day off. NHL
  • The Bruins are winning despite not scoring very much. In fact, the defensemen have hardly chipped in at all. The Boston Globe
  • Meanwhile, in the press box, Joe Morrow kept his head up and his nose to the grindstone. He proved himself to be ready when called upon to return to action. Boston Herald
  • Might the same coach that lit a fire under Brad Marchand in junior work his magic with Jakub Zboril? Will Jesse Gabrielle continue his trajectory to a more disciplined style of play? Scouting Post
  • The Providence Bruins may not have improved their league standing this weekend, but that doesn't mean nothing happened- check in and see what you missed. Providence Journal
  • Lend your ears to the Black N' Gold hockey podcast, where your hosts from the Hockey Writers cover the week that was (five games in seven days.) Bonus- they touch on the Providence Bruins along with young Bruins prospects in junior and college. (Audio, 1:01:41 *SOME NSFW*) Soundcloud

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The NHL General Managers are meeting- here's a synopsis of issues on the table. NHL
  • One issue is the expansion draft, and concerned GMs are working all the angles on it. TSN
  • Thirty Thoughts zeroes in on the future of hockey at the Olympics. The NHLPA favors participation, but the surprising gorilla in the room is NBC. Sportsnet
  • Today's Slapshot is now under a new name. Take a visit- and while you're in the neighborhood, see where former Bruin Dougie Hamilton may end up. FanRag Sports
  • It's the end of an era in Chicago, as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will no longer displace the city's NHL and NBA teams for a two-plus week stretch of road games. Chicago Tribune