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Power Surge

It looks like all or nothing on the power play, thankfully it was all last night

Zdeno Chara keeps an eye on Matt Moulson. (With Tuukka Rask)
Zdeno Chara keeps an eye on Matt Moulson. (With Tuukka Rask)
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The Bruins fled the United States to take refuge at the Centre Bell, where they'd rather face the Canadiens at 7:30PM on NESN than deal with election day drama.

  • The Bruins threw the switch and their Power Play finally surged, resulting in three of the four goals scored in their shutout of the Sabres last evening. The Boston Globe
  • It was a notable night for several reasons, including David Krejci's first goal of the season and for being a win at home for a change. Boston Herald
  • Five quick points from the game include detecting a pulse in the third line, and truculence- lots of truculence. WEEI
  • The well-rested Matt Beleskey brought the jam to the front of the Sabres' net that helped his team score. The Boston Globe
  • The shutout marked a milestone for both Tuukka Rask as well as Claude Julien, and Noel Acciari left the game and did not return. Hockeybuzz
  • Do signs point to Zane McIntyre in net in Montreal tonight? Patriot Ledger
  • McIntyre has been working with Goalie Bob Essensa and sticking with his routine. Patriot Ledger
  • It was a so-so weekend in Providence, here are the bullet points. Malcolm Subban's numbers are not looking good right now. Providence Journal

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Revisit the weekend action around the NHL, including the penalty fest that was the Leafs v. Canucks game, the Jackets pasting the Habs, and the final nail put in the coffin for a proposed Parliament Hill outdoor game. (With videos) Sportsnet
  • The Jets have reached an agreement with Jacob Trouba, but that doesn't stop the whispering. Arctic Ice Hockey
  • A player's point production can be projected using his age, shooting percentage, and even the elusive "puck luck." Check the rankings that result from this analysis. Sports Illustrated
  • Having issues with discipline on headshots? Don't complain to the NHL Department of Player Safety- the fault lies elsewhere. TSN
  • "Nice guy. Tries hard. Loves the game." This election day, Kris Letang would like to propose a better option. (AMANDA Kessel is the BEST option, though!) Bar Down