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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>

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<li> Well, DUH. Patrice Bergeron is again a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy. [<a href="http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/15/datsyuk-bergeron-toews-are-the-selke-nominees/">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask bridled his frustration and stood tall, and the Bruins were able to build on that. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/12211/without-rask-there-is-no-comeback">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Will it prove to be a pyrrhic victory? [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2013/05/15/bruins-

rangers-preview-was-first-round-too-taxing-bs">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Torey Krug has been called up from Providence to help shore up the defensive corps. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2013/05/14/torey-krug-enters-the-mix-with-bruins-defense-banged-up/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden, and Andrew Ference were not on ice for this morning's practice. [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/334686995651653632">@NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> And the lines looked the same as at the start of Game 7. [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/334687471805792257">@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="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/12227/chiarelli-praises-julien-and-coaching-staff">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins do not lack for 7th Game drama... they save the best for last. [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/sports/hockey/the-bruins-make-a-little-more-history.html_r=0">NYTimes</a>]</li>

<li> Enjoy this quick video of Jack Edwards calling the Game 7 game winning goal. [<a href="http://www.masslive.com/bruins/index.ssf/2013/05/video_watch_nesns_jack_edwards_during_patrice_bergerons_game-

winning_goal_for_the_boston_bruins_in_g.html">MassLive</a>]</li>

<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="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vylsMKgkGqQ">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> An Old Timey hockey piece on the 1973 Bruins/Rangers series, why this matchup is "40 years overdue." [<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/bondy-bit-hist-orr-y-rangers-bruins-rematch-long-time-coming-article-1.1344354">NYDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Brian Boyle, a Ranger from Hingham, MA, will play in front of his hometown crowd. [<a href="http://hingham.patch.com/articles/hingham-nhl-player-returns-home-to-play-boston-bruins">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="http://pmd.fan590.com/podcasts/marek_wyshynski/mw_20130514_152621--May-14th-Edition-of-Marek-vs.-Wyshynski.mp3">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="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/14/bruins-survival-means-more-money-for-boston/">WBZ,CBSLocal</a>]</li>

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

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<li> Friend of the blog and PBruin Bobby Robbins has a favor to ask. For a friend. [<a href="http://www.bobbyrobins.com/2/post/2013/05/brave-logan-fights-cancer.html">BobbyRobins</a>]</li>

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