NHL Morning Links - Oct. 31 

October, 31, 2013
10/31/13
8:50
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ESPN.com's NHL game of the week was played on Wednesday night, with the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins -- two teams that have a pretty strong chance of competing against one another for the right to go to the Stanley Cup Finals this spring -- skated a hard-fought 60 minutes, with Pittsburgh taking this round, 3-2. As the Penguins try and figure out who's going to stick on the line with Evgeni Malkin during James Neal's absence, one option may well be sliding Brandon Sutter out to a wing slot. The former first-rounder netted his first goal of the season in Wednesday's contest. Let's continue our tour around the NHL with the morning links...