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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>

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<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="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2013/05/09/bruins-thursday-notes-nathan-horton-ok-david-krejci-loves-being-unpredictable-and-tuukka-rask-in-the-zone/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Curtains for the Leafs? Mark Fraser recovering. Dion Phaneuf takes responsibility. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2013/05/09/toronto-fraser-has-broken-bone-face/y5G0hYS4oJ9HXqv5iBQB0N/story.html">Boston.com</a>]</li>

<li> Who didn't have flashbacks as Horton fell to the ice? Also, Zdeno Chara achieved a Bruin first. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2013/05/notebook_nathan_horton_hears_a_phew">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> After all the calls for Milan Lucic to step up his game, he has. In a big way. [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/sports/hockey/bruins-milan-lucic-finds-groove-at-right-time.html?_r=0">NewYorkTimes</a>]</li>

<li> Matt Bartkowski has been called up from Providence- as Johnny Boychuk insurance? [<a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/blogs/whatsbruin/x715756065/Bruins-call-up-Bartkowski?rssfeed=true">MetroWestDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Wade Redden not at morning skate, however, and Bartkowski is in his spot. And another bon mot. [<a href="https://twitter.com/DJ_Bean/status/332866833403232257">@DJ_Bean</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins are best served by closing out this series in 5 and getting some needed rest. [<a href="http://www.necn.com/05/10/13/Kevin-Walsh-Bruins-need-to-close-series-/landing_sports.html?blockID=840579&feedID=8498">NECN</a>]</li>

<li> For old times sake, and to pump for tonight's game... a classic Bobby Orr photo from 1970. [<a href="http://siphotos.tumblr.com/post/49782539854/bobby-orr-helps-clear-a-puck-during-a-1970">Sports Illustrated</a>]</li>

<li> C'mon, Ref! Was David Krejci's goal (the Bruins' second goal) not goaltender interference? [<a href="http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/kerry_fraser/?id=422789">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> Pay the man. By waiting, and by performing, Tuukka Rask is positioned for a fat contract. [<a href="http://www.boston.com/blogs/sports/columnists/kaufman/2013/05/bruins_must_pay_tuukka_rask.html">Boston.com</a>]</li>

<li> In business news, Bruins ticket prices are now 5% lower in price than two years ago. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/05/09/bruins-fans-spending-less-playoff-tickets-after-long-awaited-championship/6R4s5RJfODjKr6BRUqlViM/story.html">BostonGlobe</a>]</li>

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

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<li> Adieu, Montréal Canadiens. And congratulations to the Ottawa Senators, who advance. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2013/05/09/splash-two-the-montreal-canadiens-check-their-tee-times-after-a-6-1-blowout-by-the-senators/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> Not to rub it in, of course... Mike Spicer cartoon. He married within the division, tut tut. [<a href="http://mikespicercartoonist.blogspot.com/2013/05/spousal-support-i-got-it-covered.html">MikeSpicerCartoonist</a>]</li>

<li> And a touch of Bruins/Habs nostalgia in this observation. [<a href="https://twitter.com/WeberKing/status/332653483599749121">@WeberKing</a>]</li>

<li> The the Senators' advancement leaves us with the burning question... [<a href="https://twitter.com/TheBruinsBlog/status/332666899198525440">@TheBruinsBlog</a>]</li>

<li> Also, farewell to the Minnesota Wild, at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks. [<a href="http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_23212814/minnesota-wild-season-over-after-5-1-loss">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="http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2013/05/09/a-tough-ot-loss-for-leafs-and-their-significant-others/">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="http://www.opposingviews.com/i/sports/nhl/st-louis-blues-fan-s-playoff-beard-shirt-will-make-you-hate-hockey-photo">OpposingViews</a>]</li>

<li> Patrick Kane has returned to his playoff mullet. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/patrick-kane-resurrects-playoff-mullet-secret-blackhawks-success-201655749.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

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