Today on Bruins Daily
Yes, the Bruins finally have a night to themselves. And while Bostonians are celebrating the Red Sox’ third World Series victory in nine years
including your’s truly, the Black and Gold look to avenge last night’s loss to the Penguins when they host the Anaheim Ducks tonight at the TD Garden.
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In case you missed it
Your’s truly and Erika Leigh channel our inner Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone, respectively, in the Halloween edition of Bruins Daily TV.
In addition to The Frosted Fall benefit a week from Friday, we’ll also be hosting a watch party at The Greatest Bar when Tyler Seguin returns to Boston next Tuesday when the Bruins host the Dallas Stars. It is sure going to be a lot of fun, so join us on both days for a night full of good times.
Know the enemy
Despite injuries to Teemu Selanne and Viktor Fasth, the Ducks are red hot in the opening month of the season. They come in riding a three-game winning streak and have won eight of their last ten.
Last year, the goaltending tandem of Fasth and Jonas Hiller sparked the Ducks under coach Bruce Boudreau en route to a Pacific Division crown. With Fasth (lower-body) on injured reserve, Frederik Anderssen has stepped in to the 1B role quite nicely. The Dutch goalie won each of his first three starts and sports a .944 save percentage and 1.50 goals against average. Hiller, still standing in the 1A role, is doing quite well too, with a 5-2-0 record, a 2.56 goals against average and .913 save percentage, and will get the start tonight.
The Ducks have an abundance of injuries, including Selanne, Fasth, Sheldon Souray and Saku Koivu (just to name a few), but have overcome that quite nicely. Former Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry (six goals, seven assists) and Ryan Getzlaf (five goals, eight assists) are each averaging a point per game and continue to spark on the team’s first line, while Nick Bonino (eight points) provides Anaheim with a good secondary scoring option.
Anaheim should get Dustin Penner back in the lineup. The Ducks come in red-hot, while the Bruins are in midst of their first two-game losing streak of the year.
Ryan Spooner has been recalled from Providence. Two questions here: No. 1 what prompted the call-up and No. 2 will he be in the lineup? (Joe Haggerty/CSNNE)
An excellent parody of Brendan Shanahan reviewing John Scott’s cheap shot on Loui Eriksson. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
Uncharacteristic gaffes cost the Bruins in their loss to the Penguins last night. (Ty Anderson/Hockey Buzz)
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov was arrested last night and apparently the head of the State Duma Committee for Physical Culture blames the U.S. for the arrest. The reason being? Because it weakens Russia’s chances of winning gold in the Winter Olympics.
Seriously. (Voice of Russia)
Speaking of the Avs, the team traded Steve Downie to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Maxim Talbot. (NHL.com)
And finally, being in the Halloween spirit and all, here is part two of the creepiest hockey logos ever. (Puck Daddy)
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg/Ryan Spooner
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Patrick Maroon-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry
Emerson Etem-Matthieu Perrault-Kyle Palmieri
Andrew Cogliano-Nick Bonino-Dustin Penner
Devante Smith-Pelly-Peter Holland-Daniel Winnik
Hampus Lindholm-Francois Beauchemin
Cam Fowler-Ben Lovejoy
Bryan Allen-Sami Vatanen
Tweets of interest
Another reminder of our festivities for next week:
— Bruins Daily (@BruinsDaily) October 31, 2013
Somewhere, Tim Thomas is smiling assuming he see’s these Ducks fans dressed as characters from “Duck Dynasty”.
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) October 31, 2013
For something completely different…
Apparently, one writer from Gawker decided to post a takedown piece on Boston in a total worthless article (warning, NSFW).