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At least Urho Vakkanainen managed to stay awake on Saturday night

NHL: Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks
Noel Acciari and Bo Horvat have a go.
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The Bruins are back in action tomorrow in Ottawa to face the Senators at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • In the aftermath of Saturday’s loss to Vancouver, it looks like the third line center spot is still up in the air. Thank Loui Eriksson for squelching the Bruins’ top line. Boston Herald
  • Puck turnovers in overtime are haunting Brad Marchand on this road trip. The only Canucks regulation goal was one that several Bruins would have liked back. 98.5 the Sports Hub
  • Be prepared for yet more line shuffling. Cross your fingers for the health of Charlie McAvoy, David Backes, and Kevan Miller. WEEI
  • Charlie McAvoy is entering into contract extension talks with Boston. 98.5 the Sports Hub
  • If you’ve recovered from sleep deprivation, dive into these three takeaways from Saturday’s loss to the Canucks. Chowder and Champions
  • This trio of takeaways includes advocating for riding Jaroslav Halak’s hot hand. Boston.com
  • Speaking of sleep deprivation, how about tireless rookie Urho Vaakanainen? He finished a game in Providence and then flew across the continent to slot in. Boston Globe
  • NHL Standings- the Bruins are lolling at tenth in the NHL right now, NHL and fourth in the conference. NHL

Meanwhile, in Providence:

  • The PBruins blew a lead to fall to the Sound Tigers in overtime on Friday night. Patriot Ledger
  • They did beat the Sound Tigers 5-2 on Saturday, as Jan Kovar made his debut. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Mark Divver offers the high and low points from the weekend in Providence. It appears both Dan Vladar and Zane McIntyre are struggling. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Another summary of Week #3 includes Trent Frederic smacking down a Sound Tiger. Shipping Up to Causeway

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Zdeno Chara will miss the next two months after undergoing a special medical procedure. Will other Bruins follow suit? NO, REALLY! The Elbow
  • What is left for the Golden Knights to do after last season? Make one very Las Vegas move. NO, REALLY! The Kicker
  • Ryan Lambert offers his 31 Takes on the NHL- what a novel idea! Yahoo Sports
  • Check out Sean Tierney’s work over at @ChartingHockey- which NHL teams’ shot attempts are fun or dull, good or bad. @ChartingHockey
  • AHOCKALYPSE NOW! Just in time for Halloween, take a look at the trailer for the movie that shoehorns junior hockey in alongside nudity and zombies. You’re welcome. (Video, 2:41) YouTube