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Mark Borowieki has been invited to explain his elbow to the noggin of Urho Vaakanainen in the Senators’ loss to the Bruins.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Ottawa Senators
Tuukka Rask got by with a little help from his friends. (with Bobby Ryan and John Moore)
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The Bruins returned home after beating the Senators 4-1 in Ottawa. But there was a cost.

  • They are not even sugar coating it. Urho Vaakanainen left the game after being concussed by Mark Borowiecki. No call. That’s pretty much how the officiating went last night. WEEI
  • And the other shoe has dropped, Borowiecki will speak with the Department of Player Safety today. The Score
  • Enjoy the condensed version of the game. (Video, 8:24) YouTube (Vaakanainen is injured at 0:54 mark, FYI)
  • Yeah, that “too many men” penalty was what doomed the Senators. That’s the ticket. Montreal Gazette
  • Being the “beneficiar(ies) of what felt like a billion questionable calls” still couldn’t swing momentum the Senators’ way. 98.5 the Sports Hub
  • Three happier notes form the game include dividends from the Bruins’ power play.
  • Bruce Cassidy can be happy on several fronts. Nimble Brandon Carlo saved at least two goals against. Look for another defenseman to be called up from Providence. Boston Herald
  • Tuukka Rask noted the effectiveness of the Bruins’ power play, and joked that everyone was probably watching the Red Sox anyway. With his team already down a number of defensemen, Brad Marchand took issue with a hit on Matt Grzelcyk. Boston Globe
  • Rask owes Brandon Carlo a debt of gratitude for these two stellar stick saves on sure goals. (With video) NESN
  • Ryan Donato slotted in with Sean Kuraly and Noel Acciari, here’s hoping fourth line time will benefit him just as it did Brad Marchand. Boston Herald
  • David Backes faces increasingly longer recoveries after serial head injuries. At some point, a hard decision will follow. Boston Globe
  • David Pastrnak’s pair of goals have tied him with Auston Matthews as league leader in goals scored. The Bruins are now in a three-way tie atop the Atlantic Division. ESPN
  • And on this day in NHL history... Bobby Orr achieved a career milesone, albeit in a Blackhawks sweater. NHL

Elsewhere around the league:

  • David Pastrnak’s bosom chum William Nylander remains a contract holdout, but rumors are heating up about his imminent return to the Maple Leafs. BarDown
  • Just in time for Halloween, how long would these NHL luminaries survive AHOCKALYPSE? John Tavares knows why his habits doom him. No, Seth Jones won’t be a hero. (Video, 4:06) YouTube
  • NESN’s own Rose Mirakian-Wheeler is singular in being the only female director of NHL games in television. NESN