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David Backes scored his first goals of the season in 6-1 win

Arizona Coyotes v Boston Bruins
David Backes is back with a vengeance.
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The Bruins made quota in their 6-1 win over the Coyotes. Next up? They host the Islanders on Saturday at 7:00 pm on NESN.

  • A pair of sequential goals by David Backes (his first of the season) highlighted the Bruins win over the Coyotes. He was the man. Boston Globe
  • It looks like Riley Nash and Danton Heinen are the linemates that the Bruins have been seeking for Backes. WEEI
  • it was pretty much Backes' game, and everyone else was just playing in it. He wasn't even supposed to be back to game action yet, remember? Brad Marchand opened the scoring only 15 seconds into the game. Patriot Ledger
  • Anders Bjork is returning to form on David Krejci's wing- he's had to learn about recovering from injury for the first time. Ryan Spooner is now on injured reserve, making way for Jake DeBrusk on the roster. Patriot Ledger
  • Don't be so quick to dismiss Charlie McAvoy as a Calder Tropy candidate. His impact is far beyond mere goal scoring. The Hockey News
  • The Bruins apparently "blew" the 2015 draft- Jakub Zboril and Zach Senyshyn are DUDS! Here's the 20-20 hindsight argument. (With audio) CBS Boston
  • Cam Neely spoke about his charitable efforts, and an early lesson his father taught him on commitment. Good Sports
  • UMaine Black Bear Jeremy Swaman is ready to compete for the starting spot for Team USA at the WJC. Bangor Daily News
  • On this day in hockey history in 1987, Flyers goalie Ron Hextall achieved an NHL first against Boston. (Video, 0:14) @NHLHistoryGirl
  • A Bruins fan and an Irishman walk into a bar... Niall Horan explained how he had to lend Ed Sheeran his only clean shirt once while out on tour, (Video, 1:42) @Fallon Tonight

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Got room for another emergency goalie story? The Blues tapped a season ticket holder as a placeholder for their tardy AHL callup last night. The Score
  • How about a cheering section dressed as and rooting for NHL on-ice officials? BarDown
  • The Hurricanes are SOLD, and the Bettman assures us they won't move, no siree... The Score
  • In unrelated news (?) Seattle is one step closer to an expansion team. (With video) TSN
  • This means that Quebec City is once again the bridesmaid. They should be the bride- here's why. Global News