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Last night’s consolation prize was a loser point against the Flyers.

NHL: NOV 10 Flyers at Bruins
O Captain, My Captain (Zdeno Chara)
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Boston goes right back at it again against former Bruins Noel Acciari, Frank Vatrano, and Ageless Brett Connolly as the Panthers arrive tomorrow night at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • Last night, the Bruins battled back from yet another deficit only to face the Flyers in the dreaded skills competition. Boston Herald
  • Urgency was, well, lacking. Patriot Ledger
  • Among three takeaways from the game is the observation that this week has been the first time this season the Bruins have really faltered. Bruins Daily
  • Ominously, Torey Krug exited the game and did not return. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Welp. Urho Vaakanainen has been called up. Stanley Cup of Chowder
  • Kevin Paul Dupont likened the past few games to a daylight savings time hangover. Boston Globe
  • No- make that more like a snowball. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Don’t be so quick to roll your eyes at those failed high risk/high reward scoring attempts by David Pastrnak- he has proven to be very capable of scoring on those. WEEI
  • One bright spot last evening was the play of Jaroslav Halak. Causeway Crowd
  • No sweat! Joakim Nordstrom was glad to be back following odd doctors’ orders in his recovery from infection. Boston Herald
  • Charlie Coyle was pressed into service as David Krejci’s winger. Boston Herald
  • Call? No call? Bruce Cassidy was peeved about that (yet another) called back goal last night. Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Zdeno Chara received a standing ovation before his hometown fans in celebration of his 1500th NHL game played. Yahoo
  • That was the week that was -cheer up with the Halloween episode of Behind the B, when the Bruins were still winning. Hear questionable choices in dressing room music, watch Cameron Hughes make his debut, and who doesn’t love costumes? (Video, 21:51) Bruins NHL

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins inexplicably remain in the lead the Atlantic Division NHL but now trail both the Capitals and Islanders in the Eastern Conference. NHL In the league overall, Boston has dropped to fifth place behind those two teams in addition to the Oilers and the Blues. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • Note that David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are still sprinkled among the Offensive Leaders, and Zdeno Chara is listed among the Plus/Minus leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask remains in the mix of Goaltending Leaders in all but one category. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Daniel Paille took Sportsnet on a tour of his hometown, Welland ON (also home to Nathan Horton, Jamie Tardiff, and a number of NHL notables.) He looks well. (Video, 2:42) Sportsnet
  • Backups are so yesterday- the best teams in the NHL have goalie tandems. Pension Plan Puppets
  • Rumors! Sprinkled in among Predators and Hurricanes conjecture, with other players to sign in Boston, what happens to Torey Krug? Last Word On Hockey
  • Members of the PWHPA continue to play overseas as their prime playing years tick past without a league in North America. Yahoo Sports
  • It isn’t about the poppies- Don Cherry has really stuck his foot in it this time. Does anything really good come from a sentence that begins “You people...”? Sporting News Even the NHL has issued a statement. TSN
  • At least Sportsnet is on top of this, with their harsh “Zero Consequence” policy. NO, REALLY! The Beaverton