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The Stars will be out tonight in Boston, regardless of the weather.

NHL: NOV 05 Stars at Bruins
Dr. Khu- This former Bruin has been keeping Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak company on the goaltending leaders list (Anton Khudobin)
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The Stars come out tonight in Boston as the Bruins host Dallas at 7:00PM on NBCSN.

  • Dallas views tonight’s game as one of a two-part assessment, the next for them is a “show-me” game against the Blues. Dallas Morning News
  • Potpourri- whatever ails the Bruins right now, it needs to be addressed. Boston Herald
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins won their sixth straight last night. Providence Bruins

NHL Standings:

  • The Bruins are atop the Atlantic Division NHL, the Eastern Conference NHL, and the NHL overall. The Lightning are behind by 5 points. and the Capitals are tied with the Blues 6 points back. (Standings have been pretty sticky, but links are NOT STATIC) NHL
  • David Pastrnak is the top NHL sniper, Brad Marchand is among the assists leaders, and both are among points leaders. Among defensemen, Torey Krug is back in the mix of assist leaders. On the netminding side, Tuukka Rask has dropped a bit but remains among GAA, save percentage (where Anton Khudobin is now #1), and shutout leaders. Jaroslav Halak is still among the leaders in all but save percentage. (Links are NOT STATIC) NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • 31 Thoughts is up- Special teams trends include that (#29) the Blue Jackets ’ penalty kill has been idle, while conversely (#30) the Islanders ’ power play is shaking off rust. Sportsnet
  • Katie Baker addresses 10 burning questions about the NHL that you need to have aswered. The answer to #4 is HELL, YES- BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! To #9- Make mine al dente. The Ringer
  • Just to pigpile on Andrew Berkshire and his question about the Maple Leafs, the answer is again YES. Sportsnet
  • You KNOW you want to see Steve Dangle’s head explode, don’t you? Bonus- shoutout to the Whalers. (Time stamped to begin with the fireworks- video in entirety is 18:31) YouTube
  • Jay Bouwmeester is going to play it safe and hang up his skates for now. He’ll reassess later. The Hockey News
  • How do the Eastern Conference teams measure up ahead of the playoffs? Last Word on Sports
  • These are the rules surrounding EBUGs, and what is at stake. GMs will likely have a new plan going forward following their annual meeting. DK Pittsburgh Sports
  • Jarome Iginla, Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise, and Ryan Suter weighed in on vying for Olympic gold in Vancouver. The Players Tribune