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Zdeno Chara caps the series win with a handshake from Henrik Zetterberg - Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens practice and recover as we all await the announcement of the next series dates.

The Bruins await word on the schedule for the next series against the Canadiens.

  • Don't jump to the conclusion that the Canadiens will rely on speed and the Bruins on brawn. We still await word on the schedule, but the long layoff benefits some injured Bruins. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • It'll be another Original Six battle between storied rivals with the vibe of prizefighters circling each other in the ring. [HeraldNews]
  • The key may not be speed, but rather discipline. [NESN]
  • The Bruins can use the skills that got them out of round one in round two. Built to play 5-on-5, they need to not yield penalties to the Habs, who thrive on special teams, although the Bruins now bring a good power play of their own. [GloucesterTimes]
  • The Bruins' young defensemen made this writer eat crow over his mis-prediction of the Bruins / Wings series outcome. Why he was wrong is good news going forward. [SouthCoastToday]
  • The Bruins seem to have the advantage in this series, but not by as much as you may think. Setting the tone at TD Garden in the first two games will be key. [WEEI]
  • Zdeno Chara 's role has expanded to include a new power play role, he applied himself, and has nailed it. [BruinsDaily]
  • Chara is mindful that his playing days will be coming to an end, and his Cup chances are dwindling as time passes.  He is, however, relishing every day on ice. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Dennis Seidenberg practiced today, although he was taking no contact. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Malcolm Subban 's brother doesn't dwell on game seven nightmares in Boston, nosiree! [BostonHerald]
  • If the Habs are merely counting on speed, they may be as disappointed as the Red Wings in the results. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • All you need to know about last night: The Penguins eliminated the pesky Blue Jackets, and await the winner of the Rangers v. Flyers series. And it has turned into "The Stanley Cupcheck" playoffs... [SBNation]
  • The Blues are out of the playoffs, but at least Ryan Miller can now attend his sister-in-law's wedding, which is nice. [TSN]
  • Got Thomas Vanek? The Habs do for now, but he is a "must acquire" for one Western team. [TheScore]
  • The ageless Jaromir Jagr is off to play at Worlds. [HockeyBuzz]
  • It is a bit early, but Teemu Selanne may play in the KHL next year. [SPortsIllustrated]
  • Michelle Beadle of ESPN enjoyed the chance to attend the prom with Jack Jablonski. [PuckDaddy]
  • USA! USA! Team USA beat Team Czech Republic to take gold in the U-18 men's championships. [USAHockey]
  • The pump-up anthem season has begun, here's one for the Bruins. (Video, 3:14) [YouTube]
  • With all the ugliness about the Clippers' Donald Sterling, why did hockey have to get dragged into it? [TheColorOfHockey]
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