Fresh Links: Death, Taxes And The First Penalty In Montréal Edition

It's not like there are a lot of Canadian teams to root for in the playoffs this year. Just sayin'... - Harry How

Harry Sinden got that one right.

Tonight at the Centre Bell, the Bruins will focus on beating the Canadiens, 7pm.

  • It's a girl! Tuukka Rask assures us mother and child are doing well. Chad Johnson was ready, if called upon, and no Bruin whined about players missing time for family obligations. [ESPN]
  • Here's a long meditation on Finnish Baby Boxes, pro athlete fathers attending the births of children, why the mother's preference should dictate, and the cautionary tale of Phil Mickelson and the late Payne Stewart. [ObnoxiousBostonFan]
  • Carl Söderberg has worked hard to earn his place in Boston, and is meriting the confidence Peter Chiarelli had in his potential. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Jordan Caron 's play against the Red Wings earned him another crack at ice time against Montréal. [BostonHerald]
  • Captain Zdeno Chara remains the Bruins' leading man. [LowellSun]
  • If the Bruins can continue to focus on the game, and not their opponents' histrionics, success will follow. [WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]
  • With the Habs, it comes down to penalties. Just look at P.K. Subban's numbers. Apparently Harry Sinden nailed it... "Death, taxes and the first penalty in Montréal." [SeacoastOnline]
  • Dear Bruins, please remember to pack your power play for the trip! [WEEI]
  • Martin Biron warns that Boston needs to play hard from the outset, or face the consequences. (With audio) [Boston.CBSLocal]
  • Carey Price is unperturbed by the rumors of scouting report results on him. At home in Candiac, everyone looks out for each others' dogs. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • If all else fails, Habs, BLUFF! As an extra bonus, have a look at some other playoff statistics. [CBCSports]
  • C'mon, Habs fans, really? [Imgur, Reddit]
  • Episode 14 of "Behind the B" dealing with the Wings series is available for viewing. (Video, 21:26) [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here's a recap of last night's NHL playoff action. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Ducking a hit in hockey is bad form. Perhaps this should change. [MC79Hockey]
  • The Camo Classic auction offers a chance to win some great stuff, including a team autographed Bruins jersey, to benefit military kids. [DefendingTheBlueLine]
  • Patrick Roy, Mike Babcock, and Jon Cooper have been named the finalists for the Jack Adams Award. [@HockeyNight]
  • Peter Laviolette is the belle of the ball, both the Predators and Panthers appear to be interested in his services. [TheScore]
  • The Hurricanes may go for the gold in netting their new bench boss. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Have a look at how the Pacific Division coaches hampered their opponents' star players in the first round. Fancystats alert! [Schnarped]
  • You should not be afraid of Fancystats, which are well within the grasp of a seven-year-old. [SportsGrid]
  • C'mon, Ref! For fun, Kerry Fraser takes on the officiating in the Mighty Ducks movie. [TSN.BarDown]
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