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Fresh Links: Finnish Them Edition

Here's the hook for tonight, The Boston Bruins can earn a few days off by eliminating the Maple Leafs tonight at TD Garden. Come to think of it, that would mean a long rest for the Leafs as well...

Tuukka Rask for the FInnish
Tuukka Rask for the FInnish
Jim Rogash

<p><b> Game 5. Tonight. Boston Bruins. Toronto Maple Leafs. Time to Finnish them and take a breather.</b></p>


<li> Postgame notes from Thursday- Nathan Horton is okay after that ill-advised Dion Phaneuf hit that set up the GWG. David Krejci of the HuLK line is working magic, and Tuukka Rask is "in the zone." [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Curtains for the Leafs? Mark Fraser recovering. Dion Phaneuf takes responsibility. [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> Who didn't have flashbacks as Horton fell to the ice? Also, Zdeno Chara achieved a Bruin first. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> After all the calls for Milan Lucic to step up his game, he has. In a big way. [<a href="">NewYorkTimes</a>]</li>

<li> Matt Bartkowski has been called up from Providence- as Johnny Boychuk insurance? [<a href="">MetroWestDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Wade Redden not at morning skate, however, and Bartkowski is in his spot. And another bon mot. [<a href="">@DJ_Bean</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins are best served by closing out this series in 5 and getting some needed rest. [<a href="">NECN</a>]</li>

<li> For old times sake, and to pump for tonight's game... a classic Bobby Orr photo from 1970. [<a href="">Sports Illustrated</a>]</li>

<li> C'mon, Ref! Was David Krejci's goal (the Bruins' second goal) not goaltender interference? [<a href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> Pay the man. By waiting, and by performing, Tuukka Rask is positioned for a fat contract. [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> In business news, Bruins ticket prices are now 5% lower in price than two years ago. [<a href="">BostonGlobe</a>]</li>


<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink...</b></p>


<li> Adieu, Montréal Canadiens. And congratulations to the Ottawa Senators, who advance. [<a href="">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> Not to rub it in, of course... Mike Spicer cartoon. He married within the division, tut tut. [<a href="">MikeSpicerCartoonist</a>]</li>

<li> And a touch of Bruins/Habs nostalgia in this observation. [<a href="">@WeberKing</a>]</li>

<li> The the Senators' advancement leaves us with the burning question... [<a href="">@TheBruinsBlog</a>]</li>

<li> Also, farewell to the Minnesota Wild, at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks. [<a href="">PioneerPress</a>]</li>

<li> The rest of the story... the eye-roll given by Elisha Cuthbert to April Reimer at Game 4 after the game winning goal was not what you may think. [<a href="">MontrealGazette</a>]</li>

<li> You may need to bleach your eyes after seeing this "playoff beard" photo. Or focus on the Vladimir Sobotka sweater draped over the woman's arm. [<a href="">OpposingViews</a>]</li>

<li> Patrick Kane has returned to his playoff mullet. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>