Boston Bruins early morning ice time – October 14, 2017 edition

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 23: Kevan Miller
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 23: Kevan Miller /

The Boston Bruins had two day layoff, which included a mandated off-day while they were in Arizona.  Not much news going on, but, early morning ice must go on!

  • The Boston Bruins had a bit of a scare at practice yesterday when defenseman Kevan Miller took a puck to the knee and had to be helped off the ice.  All of Twitter was ablaze with concerns for the Bruins defenseman.  However, it turns out it must have just been a stinger, because Miller is apparently alright and will play tonight against the Coyotes.  CBS Sports
  • Patrice Bergeron will not suit up for the Bruins again tonight.  MassLive
  • Patrice Bergeron continues to be out for the Bruins.  Is it time for Bruins fans to be concerned about the longtime Bruins centerman?  Chowder & Champions
  • The Bruins have dropped two of their first three games, both to the Avalanche.  The team takes on the Coyotes and the Golden Knights this week, points that the team needs to take, especially early in the season.  Gloucester Daily Times

Around the league…

UNSPECIFIED – FEBRUARY 23: Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum), Helodermatidae. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED – FEBRUARY 23: Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum), Helodermatidae. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) /
  • The Vegas Golden Knights suffered their first regular season defeat last night.  Their winning streak to open their inaugural season ends at 3.  Still impressive.  Sports Illustrated
  • Also in Vegas, the team unveiled it’s new mascot, Chance.  It’s a giant gila monster.  Hmmmmm, why not go with a…Golden Knight?  NBC Sports
  • Alex Ovechkin just cannot stop scoring.  In a Capitals victory last night (which I predicted, to the objection of Pucks and Pitchforks), Ovie netted his 9th goal in 5 games.  I wonder if someone is a little mad he won’t be playing in the Olympics and is taking it out on the league.  Sporting News
  • The Devils also suffered their first loss of the season last night.  I think most would agree that the 3-0-0 start for the Devils was a surprise.  But if Cory Schneider plays the way he’s capable of, the Devils may shock some people this season.
  • The Minnesota Wild have been decimated by injury.  And now, Charlie Coyle will be out for 6-8 weeks suffering a broken leg.  Missing so many key pieces may cause concern for many people’s favorites to win the Central Division.  ESPN
  • $8.5 million man Leon Draisaitl will be out for the Oilers and is considered day-to-day with an eye injury.  NHL

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