Fresh Links: Underdog Edition

Jared Wickerham

The Boston Bruins can embrace and use the "underdog" label as they prepare to face a fully loaded Pittsburgh Penguins team.

The Boston Bruins return to practice today after a well earned respite following their 4-1 series victory over the New York Rangers.

  • Got plans? It looks like the ECF series will begin in Pittsburgh on Saturday evening. [WEEI]
  • Ooooh, underdogs. The Bruins can use that to advantage. [BostonHerald]
  • Peter Chiarelli has built a top playoff series winning team around a core group of players. [BostonHerald]
  • The Bruins lost all three regular season games to the Penguins by one point each, and will seek a strategy to swing momentum back their way. [BostonHerald]
  • D parings at Bruins practice were unchanged. [NHLBruins^CS]
  • Lines were also unchanged. [NHLBruins^CS]
  • As far as depth, the Pittsburgh Penguins healthy scratch better players than most teams. [MassLive]
  • Shawn Thornton denied that there are hard feelings toward Jarome Iginla, reported that Tim Thomas tweeted congratulations after Rangers Game 3, and maintains Tuukka Rask flies under the media's radar. [WEEI]
  • According to his college coach, Torey Krug is a competitor, and was the hardest worker on the team. [BostonHerald]
  • What Bruins rookie merits Dino Ciccarelli Award consideration? [TheScore]
  • Here are 10 storylines to watch in the Bruins/Penguins series. [PuckDaddy]
  • Blind golden retriever puppy Ray Charles is a Bruins fan, and there is apparently an online petition to have him perform a ceremonial puck drop. [MetroUK]
  • Mrs. Lally's kindergarten class offers signs and hats in support of the Bruins. [DedhamPatch]
  • Coach Tom Rowe took his young Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team to train in Lancaster, PA, a largely Amish community. [ESPN]
  • Beer league uniform sweaters are often an afterthought, or a logo from a former sponsor... here's a clever one, and a vaguely disturbing one. En français. [25Stanley]
  • Jamal Mayers earned a fine, but hasn't played a game in the postseason. [YahooSports]
  • I like cartoons. Enjoy "Le Coach" from Stevie Roxelle. [TheScore]
  • An eulogy for the New York Rangers. [PuckDaddy]
  • What about Bob? Plucky Sergei Bobrovsky faces juggernaut Martin Brodeur for the EA NHL14 Sports cover. VOTE!!!! [PuckDaddy]

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