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Fresh Links: Have You Got A Second?

Maybe it is time to try to form an effective second line using the players available.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins
The Capitals made containing Brad Marchand a priority. And it worked.
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins host the Wild tonight at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • The season is young, as are some of the Bruins who are achieving mixed results following battlefield promotions. Boston Globe
  • Have you got a second? The Bruins could use some help for Patrice Bergeron’s line. WEEI
  • What worked against the Golden Knights was insufficient against the historically tough Capitals, who were targeting Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. Bruins Daily
  • Grit is not going to be the answer for the three other Bruins lines. CBS Boston
  • This is just the beginning of a ramped-up schedule of four games in six days for the Bruins, who are still struggling with injuries. Providence Journal
  • Charlie McAvoy got a chance to test himself against the very physical Alex Ovechkin on Saturday. Live and learn. Boston Herald
  • Pastrnak managed two goals as part of the Bruins' loaded top line, but injuries have left little to create any secondary scoring. Boston Herald
  • Saturday night was alright for the Providence Bruins, who beat the Hartford Wolf Pack 5-0, Providence Journal but the following day The Bridgeport Sound Tigers spanked them 6-0. OUCH. Rinkside Rhode Island

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The waiting is over, as is Matt Duchene’s time in Colorado. It was only eight months in the works, and took three teams to do the deal. Sportsnet
  • Healing wishes to Kerry Fraser, who has been diagnosed with a serious blood disorder. The Score
  • Celebrate Movember with this gallery of iconic facial hair, including Derek Sanderson's mustache. Sports Illustrated
  • Russia may not be able to compete in the Winter Olympics at all now that they are facing a doping ban. Sportsnet