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Two Bruins goals were scored, but two more were reversed upon review

NHL: Boston Bruins at Colorado Avalanche
The Grateful Dead sweaters were swell, which was nice.
Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Avalanche overcame a two goal deficit with four unanswered goals to beat the Bruins. Sound familiar?

  • Okay, the four goals were punctuated by two Bruins tallies, it was just that both were reversed upon video review. An interesting note- look at the stats of the Charlie Coyle/Danton Heinen pairing with or without David Backes or Brett Ritchie . WEEI
  • NOT kuhl, man. NHL video reviews are “... simply glorified hunting exhibitions.” Bonus- observations from the game. 985 The Sports Hub
  • In fact, check out the third star of last night’s game. NO, REALLY! Reddit (Third star was actually David Pastrnak . CBS Sports)
  • The game summary in bullet points- the fourth line was on a specific mission, Karson Kuhlman wuz robbed, and Grateful Dead Night in Denver as well as the road trip as a whole “... ended with a touch of grey.” Boston Globe
  • Three lessons from the loss include the observation that it was still a very successful road trip overall. Bruins Daily
  • Boston’s defense had a game plan to contain the Avalanche’s top forward lines- were they successful? Causeway Crowd
  • Bruce Cassidy cited “... a couple tough bounces” in the loss. Boston Herald
  • But Jake DeBrusk took the called back goals personally, as he had a hand in each. CBS Boston
  • Cheer up- the Bruins’ season so far is promising. And Joakim Nordstrom has finally returned to the fourth line. Boston Herald
  • Matt Grzelcyk has come a long way in his three seasons with the Bruins. Boston Herald
  • How soon until Jack Studnicka is ready? Causeway Crowd
  • Take a look back at the storied career of “the Goal Machine,” Phil Esposito. NHL
  • A day late... enjoy old friend Ian McLaren’s daily podcast, Locked On Bruins for a quick preview of last night’s game and an NHL update. (Audio, 30:31) Look for a new one to drop today. @IanMcLaren

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins trail only the Sabres and Red Wings in the Atlantic Division, NHL are in fourth place behind both and the first place Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference, NHL and now sink to ninth place in the league overall. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Wilkommen in Berlin- Landon Ferraro is now a Polar Bear. Close enough. Eisbaren
  • It was quite the welcome home for Patrick Marleau- two goals scored for the Sharks in his return was just plain too much for the Blackhawks. NHL
  • A bunch of NHL Ironmen are on streaks, several former Bruins included. The Hockey News
  • A Claude Julien coached team struggling on defense? Costly giveaways plague this year’s Canadiens so far. Sportsnet
  • By the numbers- old chum Andrew Berkshire has a potpourri of observations from around the league, including spotlighting “sleeper” players who are performing better than expected. Sportsnet