Hockey News A Bruin, October 31, 2013


Oct 30, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Official NHL game puck sit on the ice awaiting use in warm-ups before the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Boston Bruins at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Before we talk any hockey, let’s congratulate the home town team winning it all last night. A big cheer for the 2013 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox! They beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in game six of the series to win it all in baseball and prove one team was in fact, Boston Strong.

The Boston Bruins lost their first away game of the year. They went down 3-2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Another case of a bad penalty leading to a good powerplay goal, and the occasional defensive breakdown happening at all the worst times. Here is the autopsy of the game (AP)

The folks at Bleacher Report ranked all the coaches in the NHL, and it’s no surprise that Ron Rolston, head coach of the Buffalo Sabres is at the bottom. It’s good to see they respect Claude Julien enough to put him in the top five. Where exactly is he? Where is the head coach of your favorite team? Check out here: (Bleacher Report)

Last night, we saw Jordan Caron get into his first NHL fight. While Caron was able to hold his own, he’s more liked for the overall package he brings to the Bruins. (CSNNE)

Jarome Iginla is finally finding his stride in Boston, playing alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci. He’s gotten into the rhythm of the team, and the fans have forgiven him for his last second leap to the Penguins last season. (ESPN)

The folks at Bleacher Report have taken a look at the problems the Bruins have been having this season, and they’re pretty spot on about what the Bruins need to fix moving forward (Bleacher Report)

One more trick or treat for Boston fans today. John Scott will find out how long his suspension is for his dirty hit on Loui Eriksson. I’m calling five games for the hit, but I know we all want to see more.