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Kevan Miller helps Torey Krug celebrate his goal. - Gregory Shamus

The Bruins sucked the air out of Joe Louis Arena, and shut out the lights as they left for Boston.

The Bruins return home to Boston with the series lead. It may be curtains for the Red Wings on Saturday at TD Garden, 3pm.
  • Brad Marchand may have kissed Jarome Iginla. The game winning goal was filthy. After a slow start, the Bruins turned it around. Déjà vu. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Milan Lucic has apparently usurped Marchand's position as the most hated Bruin in Detroit, and has answered the boos in Joe Louis Arena in an appropriate way. [BostonHerald]
  • Tuukka Rask. That is all. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • That would be Vezina Trophy finalist Tuukka Rask, if you please! [NHL]
  • Here's what went right, and wrong, for the Bruins last night. [WEEI]
  • Mull over these observations as well. [SportsIllustrated]
  • The case for Patrice Bergeron winning the Selke not only passes the eyeball test, it is in the numbers. [BostonHerald]
  • Bergeron was mic'ed up during the game last night, and the jubilation over Torey Krug 's goal is captured for us all to enjoy. (With video, 0:20) [TheAwesomeBoston]
  • The David Krejci / Jarome Iginla / Lucic "KIL" line made a slow start, but saved the best for last. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Mission Accomplished for Marchand, who will now turn his focus to scoring. Good. [WEEI]
  • What a long, strange trip it has been for Kevan Miller, who praises his Providence Bruins coaches for his development. Peter Chiarelli was pleased by his willingness to learn. [BostonHerald]
  • Take five... observations from last night. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Jonas Gustavsson got the nod in net (Jimmy Howard had the flu) and was very good in his first playoff start. The third period has been problematic for the Wings all season. [DetroitNews]
  • It has been a difficult season for the Red Wings, who have performed admirably nonetheless. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Pete Blackburn will help you keep track of Bruins playoff wins. You're welcome! [@PeteBlackburn]

Elsewhere around the rink:  
  • In other NHL playoff action last night, the Wild beat the Avalanche, and the Kings dodged being swept by dropping the Sharks. [TSN]
  • There's a very sad reason that defensemen do not tend to win the Calder Trophy. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Vezina Trophy Finalist Ben Bishop has maintained his good cheer, despite news that he will undergo wrist surgery. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • This year's "Stanley Puck Cakes" are Mallomar-esque and puck shaped. [TheDailyMeal]
  • Enjoy this compilation video of Stanley Cup celebrations going all the way back to 1949. (Video, 3:01) [TheScore]
  • Pierre McGuire is fun to lampoon, here's a highlight video of his namedropping and references compiled over two days. [AwfulAnnouncing]
  • Oh, the humanitinkle! We can all understand the discomfort suffered by fans crossing their legs during overtime in the playoffs. [SBNation]
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