Hockey News A Bruin October 15, 2013


Oct 14, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton (22) checks Detroit Red Wings right wing Jordin Tootoo (22) into the boards during the third period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Even though the Bruins fell short in yesterday’s 3-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, there were several positives to be had. First, we’re still over .500 as a squad and we’re not from Buffalo. Second, yesterday was Shawn Thornton’s 500th career NHL game. Milan Lucic’s goal was his 100th in the NHL as well.  It’s only five games in and we all know the Bruins have their screwy periods in their seasons. It’s probably better that they just get them out of the way early. I think the only disappointing moment was (besides the loss) was that the Red Wings nabbed all three stars in the game.

Mike Green, defenseman for the Washington Capitals attempted a solid hit last night in their game against the Edmonton Oilers. What he did end up doing was flipping over the railing and landing hard on his own team’s bench. Fortuantely, no one was hurt (save a bit of Green’s pride), and the Capitals ended up beating the Oilers 4-2.

Bobby Orr’s book,  My Story is being released today, and it’s already sold out in some Boston area bookstores. CBC Sports reporter Peter Mansbridge gets to sit down and have a full interview with the Bruins legend. Watch it here (CBC)

Marchand’s struggles continue as the Little Ball of Hate remained on the third line for the Red Wings game. It looks an awful lot like Lucic’s slow start last year(without the demotion), but Marchand feels he’s getting better and still wants to compete at that high NHL level.

I don’t think it matters who you play with on this team,” said Marchand. “We have a great team and everyone’s in the NHL for a reason. It’s just . . . I have to be better and I know that and [being demoted to the third line has] been a wake-up call. I’m not blind. I know I don’t have the most skill in the league and I just have to have faith in myself and get back to the game. You get in that summer hockey routine, and I kind of dragged that into the season a bit. I have to get away from that and get back to playing good hockey.”