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One lousy minute spoiled everything

Zane in the zone (Zane McIntyre)
Zane in the zone (Zane McIntyre)
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins were JUSTTHISCLOSE to taking a point (or more?) out of Montreal. Oh, well!

  • It came down to the final minute. Take heart, it shouldn't have even been that close against the Canadiens. The Boston Globe
  • Take five... observations from the game. Tuukka Rask got needed rest, and hey, how about that Power Play? WEEI
  • Of COURSE they won! The Canadiens had a secret weapon- a visit and pep talk from a special guest. Mass Live
  • Get well soon, Noel Acciari! Jimmy Hayes was freed from the press box, although Austin Czarnik appears to have claimed Hayes' old spot on the third line. The Boston Globe

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Former Bruins in the news: As mentioned in the game thread last night, there was good news for Loui Eriksson after 14 long, goalless games with his new team... HINGA, DINGA, DURGEN! Yahoo Sports After having cleared waivers with the Panthers, Steven Kampfer is now headed to The Big Apple. The Score
  • Thirty Thoughts this week includes the observation that the initial resolution of the Jacob Trouba situation is a lot like a duck. Sportsnet
  • Take a look at the NHL goalies whose fast starts out of the gate this season are turning heads... Yahoo Sports
  • ...then take stock of the types of players ticking upward and downward (or standing pat) around the league so far. Sportsnet
  • All of Europe, one team- Jaroslav Halak reflects on the patchwork team that doubled down after exhibition losses to learn, improve, and ultimately face Canada in the World Cup of Hockey finals. Players Tribune
  • The Bruins have been foregoing them of late- is there any actual science behind the belief in the benefits of morning skates over rest and recovery? Winnipeg Free Press
  • Happy Movember! Enjoy this gallery of great hockey 'staches. Sports Illustrated
  • When it's over, it's over. A Maine player's wife forces him to make a difficult choice... NO, REALLY! The Elbow