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The Bruins rallied from behind TWICE to beat the Hurricanes 3-2

NHL: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes
Take a seat! A miscellaneous Staal plants Torey Krug as Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand battle on.
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Plenty of interesting bits emerged in the Bruins’ 3-2, come-from-behind win over the Hurricanes in Raleigh last night.

  • Brad Marchand simply pinned back his eras and refused to lose as Jaroslav Halak determinedly turned back every Carolina effort to extend a lead. Boston Globe
  • Takeaways include Zdeno Chara and Brandon Carlo logging heavy ice time. HockeyBuzz
  • Krug’s hallmark, those controlled exits from the defensive zone while carrying the puck, had been sorely missed. Bonus- update on the Bruins walking wounded. Boston Herald
  • It was the re-emergence of the Patrice Bergeron line that keyed the win. Brad Marchand was en fuego! Jaroslav Halak stopped 42 shots. WEEI
  • Some judicious line-juggling by Bruce Cassidy paid dividends. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • A 25-year franchise record is being challenged. David Pastrnak is scoring at a blistering pace. Yahoo Sports
  • Danton Heinen is embracing the need to produce on the second line. Boston Herald
  • Been there, done that- Torey Krug feels William Nylander’s pain. WEEI
  • Congratulations to Sebastian Aho, who hit an NHL milestone last evening in the loss. Sporting News
  • Sara Civian (The Athletic) talked about the Bruins, the Hurricanes and their cellys, Halloween, and Dougie Hamilton with Jimmy Murphy. (Audio, 34:58) CLNS Media
  • Enjoy the condensed game- it’s all here! Requisite goal by former Bruin? CHECK! Goal line save by Brandon Carlo? CHECK! (Video, 8:24) NHL
  • The news from Providence this weekend is mixed. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Providence played Games #8 and #9 this weekend- the former was a loss, the latter was a bounce back win. Cam Hughes and Zach Senyshyn each had a multi-goal game over the weekend. How did they measure up against the predictions in this weekend’s previews? Shipping Up To Causeway
  • Look at all the Bruins on the NHL player leaderboard! NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • This power ranking reminds us what is scary, team-by-team. CBS Sports
  • Laugh with the Hurricanes as an evil clown stalks them in the hallways of PNC Arena. BOO! (Video, 2:17) NHL
  • Habs fan Jay Baruchel has published his book about his relationship with hockey- he warns that the NHL is “dumbed down” and “boring.” MSN
  • Ranking the NHL’s Little Engines That Could- a certain Bruin is #1 in our hearts, although many would agree it is appropriate that his placement is #2, for reasons. NHL
  • Mark Borowiecki, you’re in big trouble now! Canoe