Fresh Links: Miasma Edition

Bruce Bennett

Going forward, the Bruins will need to play solidly and minimize mistakes. Hopefully the Penguins will sink further into a miasma of emotional meltdown.

The Boston Bruins face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the ECF Game 2 tonight at 8pm:

  • The Bruins and Penguins will be playing a zero-sum game, and will win or lose in the neutral zone. [TheHockeyWriters]
  • Nathan Horton has quietly become "clutch" again, and Tuukka Rask is still flying under the radar even as he displays numbers very like Tim Thomas'. (with video, 2:30) [ESPN]
  • Rask and Thomas- Claude Julien compares and contrasts. [ESPN]
  • Marc Savard has an opinion... [@MSavvy91]
  • Shawn Thornton praised Patrice Bergeron for standing up to Evgeni Malkin, and feels his pain, as the bloodied Alternate Captain subsequently has to sit for team photos. [BostonHerald]
  • Will the Penguins bridle their frustrations? Their success in Game 2 may well depend on it. [BostonHerald]
  • Or will the Penguins role play? [@bruinshockeynow]
  • Will Matt Cooke continue to injure... his own shabby reputation? [NewYorkTimes]
  • Or is the officiating really that bad? [PuckDaddy]
  • Towering faceoff losses and higher frustrations shut down the Penguins, then Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin snubbed the press corps Sunday. Will Marc-Andre Fleury get the call? [GlobeAndMail]
  • Might it be Fleury time? [ESPN]
  • Deja vu... the Bruins remain quiet with the media, their opponents yap. [WEEI]
  • Greg Wyshynski commented wittily on the controversy. [@wyshynski]
  • Smackdown? Here's an interesting point/counterpoint on the ECF series, especially in hindsight. [PuckBuddys]
  • Will Tim Thomas forge a comeback? [YahooSports]
  • In other news, Joey the Junior Reporter is back to cover playoff beards. [PuckDaddy]
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