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Jumbo Joe Thornton and the Sharks are in town hoping for a change in luck

Thornton and Samsonov celebrate
Memories.... A very young Joe Thornton in the best Bruins sweater ever cellys with Sergei Samsonov
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The Bruins welcome the Sharks tonight to TD Garden at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Might this be Joe Thornton’s swan song in Boston? He says he may hang around- for one very good reason. Boston Globe
  • We may see the return of David Krejci as early as next week. Patriot Ledger
  • Breaking up is hard to do, especially for someone who has been dithering over whether or not to keep the Perfection Line intact. HockeyBuzz
  • David Pastrnak has had a swift start this season- how does his torrid pace measure up historically? The Hockey News
  • And your NHL First Star of the Week is... NBC Sports Boston
  • Brad Marchand is an absolute demon when it comes to puck possession. South Coast Today
  • ‘Tis the OTHER season, the one that sends Bruins to haunt the halls of local hospitals in costume to cheer patients. Boston Herald
  • With all the call ups to Boston, the ECHL Atlanta Gladiators have now sent Scott Conway and Joona Koppanen as reinforcements to the Providence Bruins. Providence Bruins

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 stands at third overall, behind only those teams. (The standings remain pretty static, but links are NOT) NHL
  • Note that 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: The Wild are rumored to be ready to move on from Ryan Donato. Yardbarker Dennis Seidenberg will join the Islanders player development staff. NHL
  • This potpourri of NHL news includes Bruce Cassidy’s reasoning regarding the deployment of his goalie tandem and kudos to Brad Marchand. ESPN
  • Have a gander at the NHL Super SloMo highlights for week #3. (Video, 4:58) NHL
  • All in good fun- P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn donned costumes to chirp back at Gritty. NHL
  • Mark Pavelich has been ruled unfit to even face trial in an incident that left his neighbor injured. Duluth News Tribune