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Feistiness, penalties... what’s not to love when the Flyers are in town?

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins
Steven Kampfer got his licks in last night.
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins blanked the Flyers 3-0, and tomorrow host the Canadiens at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Jaroslav Halak pitched his second shutout of the young season, despite the cobbled up lineup of defensemen. Steven Kampfer logged big minutes, and Jeremy Lauzon looked strong in his NHL debut. Boston Globe
  • Jeremy Lauzon was the next man up in a season that has already seen a number of Bruins defensemen fall to injury. Boston Herald
  • Sons of Slovakia- Zdeno Chara popped in two goals, and Jaroslav Halak not only got the shutout, but an assist on Chara’s second goal to boot. Brandon Carlo stepped up. For the Flyers, Radko Gudas was a non-factor. Yahoo Sports
  • A modest proposal- time to rethink those netminding assignments, Bruce Cassidy. HockeyBuzz
  • Or just sit back and enjoy having two good goalies share and share alike. WEEI
  • In any case, Bruce Cassidy had a lot of praise postgame for his team’s overall defensive performance. (With video) NESN
  • Three takeaways from the game include (gasp) the long awaited arrival of secondary scoring. Bruins Daily
  • Steve Kampfer and Scott Laughton tangled repeatedly and heatedly. Fittingly, Terry O’Reilly was in the house (perhaps reminiscing about his own glory days against the Broad Street Bullies) and a few fans in Flyers sweaters were escorted from TD Garden. Boston Globe
  • Was anyone else confused by the lack of any “third man in” penalty to Wayne Simmonds? Among other observations, the Bruins were unusually effective at the faceoff dot. and a breakdown of defenseman minutes and assignments shows plenty of adaptation and stepping up to answer the call. South Coast Today
  • Kevan Miller, who is skating but not using his hands, has been placed on injured reserve status. CBS Sports
  • Speaking of fights, it was also Hockey Fights Cancer night- Noel Acciari marked the passing of his longtime friend and classmate Drew Brown in a memorable way. WEEI
  • Mark Divver offers his take on this and that, and on Noel Acciari’s attire. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Cave canem- Colby Cave has quietly worked his way to being the top-dog centerman for the Providence Bruins. Patriot Ledger
  • Drink deep the tears of butthurt Canadiens fans as they pause before tomorrow’s game to view their gallery of the ten most detestible Bruins players. (Original, in French) Journal de Quebec (click permissions to see in English via Google Translate) Journal de Quebec

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Bettman pulled no punches in his explanation for the denial of Tom Wilson’s suspension appeal- take twenty, and shut up. Washington Post
  • 31 Thoughts takes on the reduced goalie pads, and all the NHL netminders on the hot seat. Also, a call for one final Zdeno Chara v. Shea Weber showdown of the slap shot legends at the NHL All-Star Game. Sportsnet