Fresh Links: HisTorey Edition

Jared Wickerham

The Boston Bruins get a well-deserved rest before facing the equally well-rested Pittstburgh Penguins in an Eastern Conference battle royale for supremacy and a chance to play in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Wasn't Game 5 everything you hoped for, and more?

  • Tuukka Rask can laugh last about Game 4 from the cozy warmth of the Army Rangers jacket after the Game 5 win. [ESPN]
  • Rask silenced his detractors with a clutch save on Ryan Callahan 's last hurrah. [HockeyBuzz]
  • The Rangers could not overcome the Bruins' magic. [CBCSports]
  • Yeah, yeah. No superstars. But the Bruins have surprising rookies. [ESPN]
  • And Torey Krug has earned a nickname for his troubles... [WBZ,CBSLocal]
  • Chippy Derek Dorsett was put in his place by a caffeinated Shawn Thornton, having trolled the Bruins' valuable fourth line members once too often. [MassLive]
  • Rask gives the Bruins the edge against Pittsburgh's Thomas Vokoun. Milan Lucic was a train. Rest may mean Andrew Ference will return in the next round. The callup of Niklas Svedberg excuses goalie coach Bob Essensa from being pressed into service at practice. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Torey Krug and the Merlot Line were the series' secret weapons. [PuckDaddy]
  • Here are five matchups to watch in the upcoming Penguins series. [SportingNews]
  • No worries, Bruins fans, now that the end of Game 5 against the Rangers also ended the whining about the lamentable Game 4. [BostonHerald]
  • Shawn Thornton almost had a Gordie Howe hat trick, and was not about to let Derek Dorsett menace linemate Daniel Paille. [NewYorkTimes]
  • Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski have brought fast transition and scoring, which could mean trouble for the Penguins going forward. [SportingNews]
  • Jarome Iginla who? We got to keep Matt Bartkowski! The silver lining of a trade gone sour. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Postmortem. Here are five reasons the New York Rangers did not advance past the Bruins. [NHL.com]
  • Brad Marchand has penned another entry into his diary... he finds himself to be "a popular guy to chat with on the ice." [ESPN]
  • The series will be a "fight to the depth." [PittsburghPostGazette]
  • The Bruins can halt the march of the Penguins, and it will take a plan. [WEEI]
  • The ECF offers "no shortage of storylines." [TheHockeyWriters]
  • And there were other notable storylines around the league this Second Round, including the Bruins' own Torey Krug. [ESPN]

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