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Fresh Links: Selke Smooth Edition

Another good reason for the Bruins to celebrate... Assistant Captain Patrice Bergeron has again been named a finalist for the Frank J Selke Trophy awarded "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game."

Jared Wickerham

<p><b> The Boston Bruins prepare for tomorrow's Game 1 tilt with the New York Rangers. </b></p>


<li> Well, DUH. Patrice Bergeron is again a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask bridled his frustration and stood tall, and the Bruins were able to build on that. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Will it prove to be a pyrrhic victory? [<a href="


<li> Torey Krug has been called up from Providence to help shore up the defensive corps. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden, and Andrew Ference were not on ice for this morning's practice. [<a href="">@NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> And the lines looked the same as at the start of Game 7. [<a href="">@NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> Peter Chiarelli praised Claude Julien and the coaching staff as well as the players for "desperate composure" in the Game 7 win. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins do not lack for 7th Game drama... they save the best for last. [<a href="">NYTimes</a>]</li>

<li> Enjoy this quick video of Jack Edwards calling the Game 7 game winning goal. [<a href="


<li> And then compare and contrast to the call from the Bruins/Rangers game of 2/12/13, in eerily similar circumstances, the Bruins pulled the goalie and fought back for three goals in the final minutes, only to lose in the shootout. [<a href="">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> An Old Timey hockey piece on the 1973 Bruins/Rangers series, why this matchup is "40 years overdue." [<a href="">NYDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Brian Boyle, a Ranger from Hingham, MA, will play in front of his hometown crowd. [<a href="">HinghamPatch</a>]</li>

<li> The Marek vs. Wyshynski 5/14/13 podcast, opening with a philosophical discussion of the Leafs' (and the Capitals') collapse. "What's the worst way to lose?" [<a href="">Fan590</a>]</li>

<li> And in business news... per the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, each home game of this series is worth about $1 million to the city. [<a href="">WBZ,CBSLocal</a>]</li>


<p><b> While we're all hopped up on good news, here's a chance to assist someone less fortunate: </b></p>


<li> Friend of the blog and PBruin Bobby Robbins has a favor to ask. For a friend. [<a href="">BobbyRobins</a>]</li>