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With Only Eleven Games Left, The Bruins Face A Mighty Wind, The Carolina Hurricanes, Tonight At TD Garden. All Lines Except The HuLK Have Been Exploded, All Options Are On The Table. The Goal Is GOALS As Claude Julien Is Willing To Be Creative.

Chris Kelly schools headless horseman Brett Sutter
Chris Kelly schools headless horseman Brett Sutter
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<p><b> There us no time to lose, the Bruins scoring touch has gone AWOL, and even Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin can only offer the opportunity to win. </b></p>

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<li> Time is short, and Claude Julien is calling for determination rather than frustration, attempting to light a fire. Milan Lucic, David Krejci, and Nathan Horton remain the only intact line. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/9144957/claude-julien-stresses-urgency-boston-bruins-playoffs-approach">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Are you an optimist or realist? DJ Bean looks at the Bruins as they hit the home stretch. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2013/04/08/what-to-make-of-these-bruins-as-they-head-to-homestretch/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Tyler Seguin "demoted?" Claude Julien would argue not, but without Patrice Bergeron and with Jaromir Jagr, changes had to be made. And don't ask about the final six on four power play Saturday night. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/2013/04/07/bruins-coach-claude-julien-demotes-tyler-seguin-third-line/L7dXnRhOyPsxODPdcamGSP/story.html">BostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Chris Kelly is a possible for tonight, Adam McQuaid progresses, and if things change with Bergeron, they'll be in touch. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/11576/mcquaid-at-practice-kelly-ready-monday">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Kelly has been medically cleared. [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/321277397750124547">NHLBruins</a>]</li>

<li> Here are all the tough questions I wanted to ask after the loss to Montreal. [<a href="http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Ty-Anderson/Loss-in-Montreal-full-of-questions-few-answers/141/50713">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>

<li> Patrice Bergeron, and the (concussion) price he pays. Also, Lane MacDermid scored his second goal for Dallas. [<a href="http://bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/04/06/for-bruins-center-patrice-bergeron-time-for-healing-and-pondering/eNFyrRCHxT5F83f5RQne4M/story.html">BostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> What if the playoffs started TODAY? Here's a snapshop of the matchups. [<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion/2013/04/what-if-the-nhl-playoffs-started-today.html">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Expanding the brand... is the NHL rolling out an 'European business plan' for the future? [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-looking-expand-european-business-plan-191105228--nhl.html;_ylt=Aq0Eywj92f8WrDcob7vyZ2ORbcp_;_ylu=X3oDMTE5NjRidW4yBG1pdANCbG9ncyBJbmRleARwb3MDMzgEc2VjA01lZGlhQmxvZ0luZGV4;_ylg=X3oDMTFpMm9iMzh1BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANibG9nBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

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<p><b> Remember the Big, Bad Bruins? Bruins vs. Hurricanes HISTORY!</b></p>

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<li> How about Oct 18, 2011? Even Tuukka Rask got involved. Claude Julien was tossed. [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ4vtvYfG2A">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> Or remember when... October 3, 2009 Bruins vs. 'Canes. Yup, more fights. [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=dmzE7ln3BQI&feature=endscreen">YouTube</a>]</li>

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<p><b> Wrist shot:</b></p>

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<li> Rachel McAdams, who was seen in the HNIC crowd shots in Vancouver during the 2011 finals, was seen wearing this on trade deadline day. [<a href="http://photos.laineygossip.com/articles/rachel%20disneyland%2003apr13%2007.jpg">LaineyGossip</a>]</li>

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