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A Bruins roster full of plucky rookies and AHLers mounts an assault on New York

Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins - Game Three
THIS is The Garden

Tune in tonight at 8:00 PM on NBCSN as the Bruins tackle the Rangers at the "wrong" or "other" garden.

  • Not only does he take constructive criticism, David Pastrnak vows to learn and be better as a result. Bonus- consider the source, but the Winter Classic in 2019 will include the Bruins in an iconic venue dear to Anders Bjork's heart. Boston Herald
  • After a season under Zdeno Chara's wing, Brandon Carlo has yielded to Charlie McAvoy and is now paired with Torey Krug. It is working, and here's why this is good news. Bonus (?)- the latest on the walking wounded. Providence Journal
  • Here's more on the Bruins' injury situation, Tuukka Rask, and a look at the road ahead. Bonus- calling out Brooks Orpik for being exactly what he is. The Hockey Writers
  • Frank Vatrano has been energized by his return to game action and his first goal of the season. MassLive
  • Monday's win over the Wild demonstrated just the sort of determination Bruce Cassidy hoped to see from a blenderized lineup full of rookies. CBS Boston
  • So the Rangers could really use a win, here? Get in line, buds. Fox Sports
  • Here are three players that merit consideration as acquisition targets. (I thought Pascal Dupuis had retired?) Causeway Crowd
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, take a look at the week that was and then sigh and move on. Providence Bruins
  • Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is using his time in Providence productively and is adjusting to the professional game. His coaches are looking for him to develop consistency. Bruins Daily
  • The Bruins' Boston/Providence affiliation model is the gold standard around the league. Here's why. NHL
  • Whadda guy. The Bettman lauds Jeremy Jacobs. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Thirty-one thoughts opens with the big news of the three-way trade that finally moved Matt Duchene . Look at the list on six teams that will try to beat the November 1st jinx (#29.) Down deep at #26, 27 & 27 is the tale of a former West Point goalie who can benefit from a military "World Class Athlete" program to participate in the Olympics. Sportsnet
  • The Underrated. Which NHL goalies deserve sticktaps this season and aren't hearing them? ESPN
  • Besides, goaltending is a tough, stressful, lonely occupation. NHL
  • Be better human beings than hockey players- what a novel idea! Applaud (former NHLer) Todd and Kim Krygier, whose sons will be eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. USA Hockey Magazine
  • WooOooOooOoOooOooOoOoOoooOooOoOooooo! If you've cheered a Boston goal this way, you should see the story of Ric Flair, otherwise known as "Nature Boy." NSFW (Video, 1:22:36) ESPN