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Tuukka Rask Returns

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

From a distance, all looked dandy on Tuukka Tuuesday.

What we don’t know, and may never know, are the details as to why Rask felt things were so problematic at home — as he underscored after practice — that he felt the need to abandon his Black-and-Gold brothers ahead of back-to-back Garden visits by Toronto and Vegas. It didn’t take much reading between the lines, as Rask chatted with the media for 5 to 6 minutes, to figure he’s had his hands and mind full with issues at home.

“This was a time,” said a somber-sounding Rask, who lives with partner Jasmiina Nikkila, his sweetheart since high school, “that deep inside my heart I felt like I needed to take time to be with my family and make things right so I could be back here and focus on my job.”

What we also don’t know, but will discern in fairly short order, is whether Rask is capable of blocking out issues on the home front and tossing himself — full mask, blocker, and glove — into the arduous task that pays him $7 million a year as the club’s franchise goalie.

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Tuukka Rask Granted A Leave Of Absence By The Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Effective today, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has been granted a leave of absence relating to a personal matter.

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Video- Bad Goal Of The Night Goes To Tuukka Rask

Bruins give up 8 to the Canucks, final 8-5.


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Video- Brad Marchand Not Happy With High Sticking Call

Ref added an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and a 10 minute misconduct too.



added 1:14pm on 11/4/18, Nashville TV view is below.

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Video- If You Ever Wondered What Is Inside Brad Marchand’s Garage

via autotrader's YouTube page,

Canadian hockey all-star Brad Marchand opens up about his love for hockey, and how the garage window in his family home bore the brunt of his shooting practice. A car fan at heart, Brad’s garage gives a unique and endearing insight into the man behind one of hockey’s most polarizing highlight reels. 


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Video- Is This A Third Man In Penalty?

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Watch as Wayne Simmonds seems to draw the ire of Jack Edwards after being the third man in an attempted fight between Steve Kampfer and Scott Laughton.

Kampfer received a double minor for roughing, Simmonds 2 for roughing.


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Video- Mark Borowiecki Throws And Elbow, Will Meet With DoPS


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The Boston Bruins Should Have Interest In Artemi Panarin

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

After plucking Taylor Hall, the reigning MVP, away from the Oilers in 2016, it’s a good bet Devils GM Ray Shero will be in the thick of the Panarin talks. Shero has the strongest roster of the three NYC-area clubs and he also is sitting on a $15.5 million pile of cap space, second only to the Dollar Store Hurricanes ($16.7 million).

Few clubs, if any, have the combination the Bruins can offer in the Panarin chase. Boston’s Russian population may be a little light, but it’s a first-class North American city, and the Bruins have abundant player equity to offer Kekalainen, be it in the form of young roster players and/or prospects.

Kekalainen’s target pool in a Boston swap no doubt would include the likes of Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, and Jake DeBrusk — the three kids GM Don Sweeney would be the most reluctant to surrender — and any number of others, including Danton Heinen and Anders Bjork on the varsity, and AHL stock such as Trent Frederic and Urho Vaakanainen.

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Video- Johnny Gaudreau Pulled From The Game By Concussion Spotter

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

At the tail end of a 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins there lay Johnny Gaudreau in a crumpled heap, behind the visitors’ net in obvious discomfort.

He’d been pasted by Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy split seconds after Gaudreau’s breakaway attempt was stopped in spectacular fashion.

It drew an interference penalty, not to mention a crowd, but left Gaudreau wincing as he skated slowly to the bench.

Gaudreau played over a minute in the ensuing power play before a concussion spotter radioed down to Flames athletic therapist Kent Kobelka to let him know Gaudreau was to leave the game to be checked.

He failed to return to the final 10 minutes.


Watch the hit below.

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Afternoon Line- Jim Matheson

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