Fresh Links: Shippin' Up To Pittsburgh Edition

Mike Stobe

For some Bruins, it will be a homecoming of sorts.

After today's practice, the Bruins fly to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in preparation for tomorrow night's game.

  • Claude Julien vs. Dan Bylsma face off in a battle of coaching styles and tactics. [TimesOnline]
  • Tuukka Rask is "normal, for a goaltender" and has demonstrated the resiliency and durability that Peter Chiarelli had hoped for. [PatriotLedger]
  • Rask's play needs to be "hotter than John Tortorella at a postgame press conference." (Worth a read if only for Ron Borges' simile slinging!) [BostonHerald]
  • Torey Krug stepped up his conditioning, learned in the AHL, and now has "grabbed the playoffs by the throat." [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Krug's family has a strong hockey past in Peguin country. [PittsburgTribuneReview]
  • Dougie Hamilton watched his former teammates in the Memorial Cup finals, and reflected on how far he has come. [ESPN]
  • The Bruins are still searching for third line input, now or never time. [BruinsDaily]
  • All Bruins present and accounted for at practice today. [@NHLBruins^CS]
  • Conn Smythe watch! David Krejci is mentioned, as are Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, and Kris Letang. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Torey Krug and David Krejci have now merited mention in the Playoffs Beard Watch. [PuckDaddy]
  • Cooke on the hook. Matt Cooke will, and must, continue to answer. [SportingNews]
  • When life threatening injuries occur, even the best intentioned players involved carry a burden. [Grantland]
  • Fancystats for you... NHL Conference finals and predictions. [ShutdownLine]
  • Hockey "ughs." No, not HUGS. Enjoy the second-round schadenfreude! [TheScore]
  • The sensible, final word on the Sam Adams kerfuffle from Peter Colton, manager of The Four's tavern. "This should be settled on the ice, not in the bar." [PittsburghTribuneReview]
  • Hulk Hogan has a message for the Bruins. [TheNosebleeds]
  • It's PLAYOFFS! Let's check in and see what the Dropkick Murphys are up to, shall we? [CommercialAppeal]

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