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Both David Pastrnak and Matt Grzelcyk were on hat trick watch last night in New Jersey.

NHL: NOV 19 Bruins at Devils
David Krejci wonders if Matt Grzelcyk might be the answer to the revolving door on his wing.
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The Bruins beat the Devils in Newark last night 5-1.

  • David Pastrnak solidified his NHL scoring lead, while Matt Grzelcyk left P.K. Subban scratching his head. Boston Globe
  • Three bullet points from the win include the returns of Jake DeBrusk and Brett Ritchie. Bruins Daily
  • It was an important night for both Matt Grzelcyk as well as Connor Clifton, who sniped one in front of his own hometown crowd. HockeyBuzz
  • Bear in mind that Grzelcyk’s game is not interchangeable with Torey Krug’s. Boston Sports Journal
  • The fourth line is looking a lot more like itself with the return of Joakim Nordstrom. Bonus- an assessment of Danton Heinen on the power play. Boston Herald
  • David Krejci may be the key to an effort to manage Patrice Bergeron’s workload. Bonus- hear which player was the basis for “Ogie Oglethorpe” on The Skate Podcast. WEEI
  • Bergeron is expected to return to action tomorrow night. ESPN
  • Brad Marchand has cut the crap and risen to the top of the NHL. The Hockey News
  • In honor of his being feted by The Sports Museum, here’s an appreciation of Zdeno Chara and his legacy. South Coast Today
  • Meanwhile, the weekend that was in Providence included scoring and then blowing a two-goal lead all before the 11 minute mark on Saturday. Rinkside Rhode Island

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins retain the lead the Atlantic Division NHL just ahead of the Panthers, but trail both the Capitals and Islanders in the Eastern Conference. NHL They remain third against those two teams in the league overall. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • Note that David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are still solidly among the Offensive Leaders, and both Marchand and Zdeno Chara are listed among the Plus/Minus leaders. On the netminding side, despite a tough stretch, Tuukka Rask remains in the mix of Goaltending Leaders in all but one category. Jaroslav Halak is in the save percentage leaders as well. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Jarome Iginla will receive a Hockey Hall of Fame nod in 2020. Book it. Who else will join him? The Hockey News Maybe not this year, but which current and former Bruins are also good candidates? WEEI
  • NHL General managers have agreed to hold further discussions on the nuances of offside calls and also addressed the Matt Calvert incident. Sporting News
  • 31 Thoughts notes that Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended, and ponders the Penguins being granted better than 2:34 to mull over challenging a disallowed goal when only 0:35 is permitted. Sportsnet
  • One quarter season in, here are the NHL Awards leaders. Two Bruins are in the running for the Hart. Perennial contender Tuukka Rask is on Vezina watch. Sportsnet
  • Crossing the line- in light of last week’s NFL player-on-player attack employing a helmet, here are a notable instances where pros lost their cool, including an incident that resulted in jail time for the North Stars’ Dino Ciccarelli. Newsday
  • Gentlemen, please! Here’s a quick list of behaviors to avoid during hockey games. Russian Machine Never Breaks
  • Look for player and puck tracking to be live by this year’s playoffs (let’s hope it is more accurate than their shot tracking effort was.) NHL
  • The Maple Leafs went into last night’s game with their playoff chances in deep statistical doo-doo. Then they lost in Las Vegas. @IneffectiveMath Whatever ails those Tronna boys? ESPN