Fresh Links: Semi-Tough Edition

The second round schedule has been announced. Got Bruins hockey? - Jared Wickerham

The Eastern Conference Semi-Final series opens tomorrow night in Boston.

The Bruins will host the Canadiens in the opening game of their second round playoff series on Thursday at TD Garden, 7:30pm.

  • TBA... Why on earth was it so hard to nail down a schedule for the Bruins / Canadiens series? [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Everyone is itching to begin the series, although the players value the rest they'll get. This writer had a mode$t propo$al to help move things ahead. [BostonHerald]
  • The key for the Bruins is to manage their ire. You see, for the Habs, it's like trying to pick up another guy's date in a bar... [TheBostonGlobe]
  • "C" change- Dougie Hamilton is now demonstrating what the Bruins have been looking for from him in the playoffs. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • And there is history. The Habs are built to benefit from successful agitation. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Zdeno Chara hit all the high points in this concise interview- the Habs rivalry, Max Pacioretty, Malcolm Subban 's brother,  the Norris Trophy, and the 2013 Stanley Cup finals. [EdmontonSun]
  • The Paillecan returns! Daniel Paille will be able to play in the series, other injury updates, and words of praise for Dougie Hamilton. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Dennis Seidenberg has worked hard and made significant progress in four months, which buoys the entire team. [ESPN]
  • All that's left (well, except for the actual games) is the prediction of the series outcome. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Once again, Brendan Gallagher will be setting aside his friendship with off-season training buddy Milan Lucic. [BostonHerald]
  • Alexei Emelin, on the other hand, will have no such problem. [NHL]

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