Fresh Links: Selke Smooth Edition

Jared Wickerham

Another good reason for the Bruins to celebrate... Assistant Captain Patrice Bergeron has again been named a finalist for the Frank J Selke Trophy awarded "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game."

The Boston Bruins prepare for tomorrow's Game 1 tilt with the New York Rangers.

  • Well, DUH. Patrice Bergeron is again a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Tuukka Rask bridled his frustration and stood tall, and the Bruins were able to build on that. [ESPN]
  • Will it prove to be a pyrrhic victory? [WEEI]
  • Torey Krug has been called up from Providence to help shore up the defensive corps. [WEEI]
  • Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden, and Andrew Ference were not on ice for this morning's practice. [@NHLBruins^CS]
  • And the lines looked the same as at the start of Game 7. [@NHLBruins^CS]
  • Peter Chiarelli praised Claude Julien and the coaching staff as well as the players for "desperate composure" in the Game 7 win. [ESPN]
  • The Bruins do not lack for 7th Game drama... they save the best for last. [NYTimes]
  • Enjoy this quick video of Jack Edwards calling the Game 7 game winning goal. [MassLive]
  • And then compare and contrast to the call from the Bruins/Rangers game of 2/12/13, in eerily similar circumstances, the Bruins pulled the goalie and fought back for three goals in the final minutes, only to lose in the shootout. [YouTube]
  • An Old Timey hockey piece on the 1973 Bruins/Rangers series, why this matchup is "40 years overdue." [NYDailyNews]
  • Brian Boyle, a Ranger from Hingham, MA, will play in front of his hometown crowd. [HinghamPatch]
  • The Marek vs. Wyshynski 5/14/13 podcast, opening with a philosophical discussion of the Leafs' (and the Capitals') collapse. "What's the worst way to lose?" [Fan590]
  • And in business news... per the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, each home game of this series is worth about $1 million to the city. [WBZ,CBSLocal]

While we're all hopped up on good news, here's a chance to assist someone less fortunate:

  • Friend of the blog and PBruin Bobby Robbins has a favor to ask. For a friend. [BobbyRobins]
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