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Fresh Links: ‘Til Tuesday

The Maple Leafs may have won on Saturday, but the Bruins get another crack at them tomorrow.

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs
Charlie Coyle makes his move
Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

On Saturday night, the Bruins lost to the Maple Leafs in overtime, 3-4. Payback time arrives tomorrow night, as the rematch is set for TD Garden at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Three observations from the overtime loss are actually rather cheerful.
  • Don’t be sad about the score, be glad for these facts that should leave you salivating for the rematch on Tuesday. Causeway Crowd
  • The performances of Danton Heinen and Jake DeBrusk, who played big minutes, were promising. WEEI
  • Speaking of Heinen, get off his back already! Chowder and Champions
  • Drumbeats are getting louder to break up the Perfection Line, but don’t dare touch the #1 power play unit! Boston Globe
  • Mike Babcock mentioned a couple of Bruins he’d be happy to take off Boston’s roster. Causeway Crowd
  • Sure, the Bruins lost in overtime, but good news- secondary scoring has emerged! HockeyBuzz
  • Meet the new Bruins, they’re basically the same as last year’s Bruins. Ty Anderson takes a gander at the Ducks, Lightning, and Maple Leafs and still likes the Bruins chances. 985 The Sports Hub
  • David Pastrnak is en fuego. Boston Herald
  • Whaddya think of Karson Kuhlman so far? How far will he go? Causeway Crowd
  • Here are three cheers for Jaroslav Halak- and why his performance is especially welcome. Causeway Crowd
  • Zdeno Chara showed David Pastrnak the love, and Brad Marchand tried to muscle in. @JeffIsrael25
  • Now we know the REAL story behind William Nylander changing his number to 88. (Video, 3:25) Sportsnet
  • Review the best three Bruins goaltenders. Bonus- who just missed the cut? The Hockey Writers
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the weekend was a mixed bag. But Kyle Keyser won his PBruins debut, which was nice. Rinkside Rhode Island

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins trail only the Sabres in the Atlantic Division NHL and only Buffalo and the Capitals in the Eastern Conference. NHL In the league overall, Boston is fifth behind both of those teams as well as the Avalanche and Oilers. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • Note David Pastrnak is atop and Brad Marchand is among the Offensive Leaders, and Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak are still sprinkled throught the goaltending leaders categories. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Tyler Seguin’s North Dallas home (which was once Mike Modano’s) has been been blown to Oz by a tornado. Boston Globe In AHL action, Colby Cave KO’ed Martin Pospisil and then reached out to see if he was okay. TurnTo23
  • The Stars are aligned for these five teams to be the first to wheel and deal in order to turn around their seasons. The Hockey News
  • By the numbers, here are some highlights in this week’s NHL action. The Hockey News
  • The Bruins’ Perfection Line is among the top 5-on-5 troikas in the league right now- here are the others. The Hockey News
  • Of five storylines worth your attention this week, two center around the Bruins. Fansided
  • As sticks get better (despite Jack Edwards’ disdain for composite twigs) are shot blockers paying a higher price? Bonus- Marcus Johansson sighting in the illustrating photo. ESPN
  • In a league that now values speed an agility, Dawn Braid’s time is in demand with NHLers. Just ask John Tavares. Sportsnet
  • Local lad Brian Boyle has signed with the Panthers. Sporting News
  • Seen at the scene- one Ducks fan looked an awful lot like Teemu Selanne. @AnaheimDucks
  • Georges Laracque has his priorites straight when he came to the defense of Donald Brashear. (Awful Announcing) As for the National Post, they need to get an editor AND a life. @GeorgesLaracque