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The Bruins clipped Winnipeg's wings on Saturday night

David Backes and Torey Krug defend
David Backes and Torey Krug defend
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Coming off Saturday's victory, the Bruins host the St. Louis Blues tomorrow night at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Patrice Bergeron (who owned the faceoff circle) and Brad Marchand celebrated their return to the scoreboard while squashing two of the NHL's most productive scoring threats. The Boston Globe
  • Notes from the game include applause for Brandon Carlo in effectively helping to shut down the Jets' hot young scorer, Patrik Laine. WEEI
  • In fact, the Jets were only able to manage 12 shots on goal all evening. WEEI
  • One initiative for the Bruins power play was to open up more space for Bergeron to be effective. Some line tinkering was in evidence. Boston Herald
  • Thanksgiving is an unofficial milestone for assessing an NHL team's season, and these observations from the Jets game give the Bruins some reason for optimism. Bruins Daily
  • Joe Morrow has proved to be very effective after his hiatus, bringing a 'nothing to lose' nonchalance to his game rather than the pressure of playing as if it were his last chance. The Boston Globe
  • David Krejci is starting to feel more like himself and develop rapport with David Backes, who will face his former team tomorrow. Zane McIntyre's time as Tuukka Rask's backup may be coming to a close for now. Boston Herald
  • Meanwhile, in Providence... The PBruins lost to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday in overtime. (With video) ABC6 A familiar face returned to action this weekend, as Anton Khudobin was in net for the PBruins win over the Springfield Thunderbirds on Saturday... Mass Live ...as well as the loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack on Sunday. Both games were decided in the shootout.
  • Here are the high and low points for the PBruins' weekend. Providence Journal
  • Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson continue to impress with their college teams. Bonus- a look ahead at the next few games on the Bruins schedule. Boston Herald

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In other news around the NHL, puck possession drives the bus, and both Bergeron and Marchand employ a specific technique in pursuit of that end. Steven Stamkos' best years are being curbed by serious injury. The Flames' season is going up in, well, use your imagination. The unlucky Islanders are without the services of former Bruin Dennis Seidenberg, who had been resurgent with them. Trick question- how many current Panthers players were formerly owned by the Bruins? The Boston Globe
  • Well wishes are pouring in for Tucson Roadrunners Captain (and former Bruin) Craig Cunningham after his frightening on-ice collapse. Arizona Daily Star Many are from present and former teammates... The Score ...and one comes from a sportswriter who is also a Providence banquet chef... Fox Sports
  • Paul Stewart has an interesting idea for hockey parents who are concerned about damaging hits. Maybe they can be instrumental in helping to curb them. Hockeybuzz
  • Hey! Did you notice that no one has been fired yet? Sean McIndoe offers his weekend NHL recap, and his view on which teams are lottery bound. Sportsnet
  • Wayne Gretzky reflects on points in his life as depicted in this gallery of pictures. Players Tribune
  • Some NHL teams just don't attract fans (and some are simply hemorrhaging money or are entirely mismanaged...) Why was it again that the NHL wanted to expand?!? National Post
  • Dear NHLPA, the NHL is using the Olympics as leverage against you. But then again, are you surprised?  New York Post