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The Bruins get a shot at payback on Friday in Detroit

NHL: Preseason-Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins. Malcolm Subban pauses for a drink of water.
If at first you don’t succeed... (Malcolm Subban)
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In Bruins news:

  • But it was 4-1... and then 5-1. At least the Bruins will have the chance to try again Friday in Detroit... Boston Globe
  • The Bruins are clearly adjusting to the new mandate for speed, and learned a lot from an opponent that already has it. Matt Grzelcyk made a credible TD Garden debut before friends and family. Hockeybuzz
  • Take five... observations from the game. Loose defensive coverage left poor Malcolm Subban in the lurch, but he managed a few stellar stops. Austin Czarnik remains one to watch. The Bruins looked a bit uneven and tentative. WEEI
  • Subban spoke candidly about his performance, and was sympathetic about leaving Daniel Vladar to step in with the team down on the scoreboard. (Video, 1:00) Patriot Ledger
  • Gimme five... the bare-handed high-fiving among the Red Wings is now a “thing.” Here’s to seeing their hands stay IN their gloves on Friday. WEEI
  • Ryan Spooner has been working on his faceoff skills with help from Dominic Moore. Tips and tricks that ace Patrice Bergeron offers are of limited help to Spooner for one key reason. Providence Journal
  • One bright(er) spot was the intelligent play of Brandon Carlo, which demonstrated the speed and decisiveness that the coaches have been seeking. Boston Globe
  • Great expectations still remain for Colin Miller, as the Bruins still have not landed a name-brand defenseman. Boston Herald
  • Lil’ bits: Tuukka Rask was to have skated last night, but his gear is still on vacation. Czarnik merited praise. Noel Acciari was injured. Peter Mueller is again adjusting to the smaller North American rinks. Brave Steve Ott is still a pain in the petootie. Dennis Seidenberg will be seeing a lot more of Johnny Boychuk this fall. Boston Globe
  • Boo birds at the World Cup in Toronto are inexplicably circling Zdeno Chara’s head, while Brad Marchand, oddly, is being cheered. Mass Live

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here’s hoping that this Game #2 of the World Cup of Hockey final is one for the record books... just like the top five thus far. The Hockey News
  • Here’s the must-have World Cup souvenir- melted rink ice in a sparkling crystal puck. Guess how much it costs... The Hockey News