Fresh Links: Wild and Krejci Edition

Hang onto your seats, fans, as David Krejci kicks it into high gear! - Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Expect the Wild to play as though their postseason were on the line.

The Minnesota Wild host the Boston Bruins tonight at 8pm.

  • The Wild arethisclose to making the playoffs, and only one point taken from the game will punch their ticket. [CBSSports]
  • The Bruins can still motivate themselves by striving for one final potential benefit from winning the President's Cup. Jarome Iginla and Kevan Miller are along for this trip. [SeacoastOnline]
  • The focus is on avoiding injury. Look for Corey Potter to see some ice time. [BostonHerald]
  • Based on the numbers as well as his strong performance, it may take some creativity to re-sign Iginla. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • When David Krejci is feeling it, his game is dominant. He has answered the call to be more consistent, and has played his best year yet. [TauntonGazette]
  • Reilly Smith was named the Seventh Player Award winner. Arriving at training camp, his goal was simply making the team- then an injury changed everything. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Here's the Providence Bruins wrap-up, the plusses and minuses for the weekend. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Alexander Khokhlachev is having himself a season. [WPRI]
  • "B" on the lookout for Episode #13 of "Behind the B" to air on Monday, April 14th on NESN at 8pm. You can amuse yourself with outtakes until then. Also, there will be all-new playoff episodes to come! [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Wild were very disappointed with the Penguins on Saturday, despite the Wild's win. [HockeyWilderness]
  • Former Bruin Nathan Horton can make history in the rescheduled Stars game. [SportsIllustrated]
  • The only goalie who hates shootouts more than Tuukka Rask must be Martin Brodeur. Here's why... the Devils have not won a single shootout this season in eleven tries. [Grantland]
  • Elliotte Friedman offers his Thirty Thoughts, and Evander Kane crops up immediately. [CBCSports]
  • Friedman's column sparked this point-counterpoint piece in return. [BackhandShelf]
  • In last night's win, Wild goalie Ilya Bryzgalov had his way with jeering Jets fans. [KuklasKorner]
  • Do you know a college bound hockey player who could use some scholarship money? Here's a possible resource. [HockeyDreamsFoundation]
  • The NHL Department of Player Safety invites Zac Rinaldo to mend his ways. [PuckDaddy]
  • Fancystats didn't cause the Maple Leafs' collapse, they merely heralded it. [Deadspin]
  • Here's the last word from Ontario... good luck, eh? [Imgur]
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