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Of the seven goals scored, the only hat trick was awarded by committee

Boston Bruins v New York Rangers
When it came time, his teammates decided who should have the hat trick. (Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, Patrice Bergeron)
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Closing out their back-to-back nights with a 7-4 pasting of the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Bruins return Tuesday night against the Sharks at 7:00PM on NESN and begin a three game home stand.

  • The Bruins didn’t let an early goal against harsh their mellow. TSN
  • The Rangers drank a deep gulp of what their rebuilding year will entail. NY Post
  • Three bullet points from the game include Boston continuing to motor along apace.
  • So secondary scoring is back on the wish list. Bonus (?)- injury recap, noting that Par Lindholm joins the list. HockeyBuzz
  • The Perfection Line put on a clinic, but the Rangers were already without Jesper Fast and then lost Mika Zibanejad to injury. WEEI
  • David Pastrnak seemed to really rustle Henrik Lundqvist. Boston Globe
  • Thirteen points seemed like a lucky number for the night. Boston Globe
  • All the black and gold sweaters flying around looked just like a hive of bees. Boston Herald
  • One other small note- the Perfection Line performed a feat not accomplished since Jumbo Joe Thornton and Glen Murray did it in 2001. Sporting News
  • Hey! That was Peter Cehlarik out there! Boston Herald
  • Look for a recently-freed-from-confinement-at-home face to drop the puck on Tuesday night. NHL
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, Mark Divver offers bullet points from the weekend that was for the PBruins. Zach Senyshyn notched his first point of the season! Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Trent Frederic dropped Joseph LaBate (video, 0:45) Reddit in a long bout during the PBruins 4-3 loss to the Belleville Senators yesterday. Providence Journal
  • Willie O’Ree returned to Fredericton, NB to reminisce, visit with old friends, and screen the documentary “Willie.” (Video, 6:06) YouTube
  • Have a look at “Behind the B” S7, E3. (Video, 21:45) for a chance to join the Bruins in their annual family day gathering and catch a glimpse of Kevan Miller, John Moore, and a whole bunch of cute little Bruins offspring. Then take a look at the Bruins’ improved TD Garden staff and player facilities. Bruins NHL
  • Have YOU got a cute pupper? Submit a picture and perhaps have it included in the Pucks and Pups calendar! @NHLBruins

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins still 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 riose to third overall, behind only those teams. (The standings remain pretty static, but links are NOT) NHL
  • Note David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand either are or are among the Offensive Leaders, Tuukka Rask is atop the Goaltending Leaders. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Noel Acciari scored to help the Panthers strike thrice on three shots in merely two minutes to gift the Oilers their first home loss of the season. Ageless Brett Connolly and local lad Brian Boyle are featured in the illustrating photo. Sportsnet Colby Cave’s bout last week against Martin Pospisil has generated ire. NY Post
  • Which player for each NHL team has been the biggest surprise? The Hockey News
  • Between the NHL and NHLPA, the issue of Olympic Games participation comes down to leverage in other negotiations. MSN
  • This briefing on recent goaltender news includes a measure of satisfaction for Tuukka Rask. The Hockey Writers
  • Why wait? By the numbers, and a mere ten games in, here are the NHL Awards! The Hockey News
  • Beer league hockey remains the touchstone of ordinary players from all walks of life- and sometimes a more famous face appears. Providence Journal