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Two U's, Two K's, Two points. Two goals, Two fights, Shawn "Twos" Thornton with an assist. Tuukka Rask at the top of his game. The Boston Bruins exhibit some swagger, not a moment "two" soon.

David "The Matrix" Krejci splits the Lightning defense
David "The Matrix" Krejci splits the Lightning defense
Jared Wickerham

<p><b> The Boston Bruins regained a bit of swagger and snarl last night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not a moment "two" soon. </b></p>

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<li> The game recap, with video. Dennis Seidenberg and Daniel Paille scored for the Bruins. [<a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012020154">NHL</a>]</li>

<li> A fifth shutout and 30 saves for Tuukka Rask, who was at the top of his game against league leading scorers Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis. Andrew Ference fought Benoit Pouliot, Milan Lucic fought Keith Aulie, and wouldn't Daniel Paille or Gregory Campbell have made a stronger candidate for Seventh Player? [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/11832/rapid-reaction-bruins-2-lightning-0">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Remember us? The Bruins began to look a lot more like the team we remember last night. A little snarly. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/9213618/boston-bruins-recapture-edge-vs-tampa-bay-lightning">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Dougie Hamilton won the Seventh Player Award. Yup. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2013/04/dougie_hamilton_1.html">BostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> One more testament to Boston, from @WeberKing, of the amusing Tweets. [<a href="http://bear-maximum.blogspot.com/2013/04/shaken-not-stirred-but-boston-strong.html">TheBearMaximum</a>]</li>

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<p><b> What does hockey mean to you? </b></p>

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<li> This fan would like to offer thanks on the Dallas Stars' twentieth anniversary. [<a href="http://www.defendingbigd.com/2013/4/26/4268880/dallas-stars-open-thank-you-essay-20-years-anniversary">DefendingBigD</a>]</li>

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<p><b> As we approach the playoffs, here is Continuing Education on Fancystats: </b></p>

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<li> Fancystats 101- Why Possession Matters: A Visual Primer On Fenwick. [<a href="http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2013/4/4/4178716/why-possession-matters-a-visual-guide-to-fenwick">HabsEyesOnThePrize</a>]</li>

<li> Fancystats 102- Meet Jim Corsi, who, along with Gabriel Desjardins, created the statistic that shows which players "tilt the ice." [<a href="http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-04-23/jim-corsi-hockey-definition-nhl-advanced-stats-primer-behind-the-net-fenwick-pdo">TheSportingNews</a>]</li>

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