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Boston will entertain Pittsburgh this evening

Pittsburgh at Miami
Two thumbs down to THIS nightmare fuel!
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The Bruins welcome the Penguins to TD Garden tonight at 7:00PM on NESN.

  • David Pastrnak is the NHL Second Star of the Month, but Brad Marchand has also hit a Bruins milestone. NESN
  • Pastrnak prefers to fly under the radar, but those days are over. Bonus- NESN is attracting an astounding number of eyeballs so far this season. Boston Globe
  • They and Patrice Bergeron will need to focus on defense in their matchup tonight. Causeway Crowd
  • Patric Hornqvist will be out for the Penguins. Last Word On Hockey
  • Charlie Coyle is taking his younger linemates under his wings. Bonus- Expect to see Jaroslav Halak in net tonight. Providence Journal
  • Three bullet points from the Senators game include Danton Heinen and Jake DeBrusk finding their groove. Boston.com
  • In fact, the pair complemented David Krejci very well. Causeway Crowd
  • How ‘bout that penalty kill? Bruins Daily
  • Don’t expect to see David Backes tonight, or even tomorrow for that matter. Bruins NHL
  • If you have a strong stomach, have a look at Scott Sabourin’s update on his Instagram post. NESN
  • From “tender to tenor”, Todd Angilly has gotten used to making quick changes. His lunchpail story could not be more Boston- just don’t wish him “break a leg.” NHL
  • A Bruins fan was sorry to ding a Porsche, but then he got a picture with the owner, which was nice. Boston.com

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins lead the Atlantic Division NHL and trail only the Capitals in the Eastern Conference. NHL In the league overall, Boston stands second behind only Washington. (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, even as Tuukka Rask ramains atop the Goaltending Leaders. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Milan Lucic suffered a “get off of my lawn” moment against the Blue Jackets and will sit for two games as a result. NHL
  • And that was the month that was- take a look at some numbers that illustrate the remarkable stories of October. The Hockey News
  • Cheer up with this NHL Sadness chart, and graphic index of playoff chances. @IneffectiveMath
  • The Dustin Byfuglien saga is morphing into a muddled morass, inching toward arbitration. Sportsnet
  • Val James broke the color barrier for US-born NHL players- he’s glad that people remember him, although it took writing his memoirs to help him work through how he was cruelly treated. NHL
  • Pause to appreciate these unsung heroes- the NHL team dentists. ESPN