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Keyed by a fine Energy Line performance on Tuesday, the Bruins are positioned to broom the Rangers from the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight.

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<p><b>The New York Rangers face elimination at home tonight, as the Boston Bruins seek to close out this series at Madison Square Garden, T-MINUS SEVEN HOURS TO PUCK DROP.</p></b>

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<li> Here's where we left off on Tuesday, and the Rangers will not want to leave quietly on such a sour note. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2013/05/bruins_go_fourth_with_well_rounded_effort">BostonHerald</a>]<li>

<li> Our Energy Line is better than the Rangers' fourth line, and the numbers say so. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/05/22/bruins-fourth-line-succeeds-embracing-role/3pxA8qacuZ0qcTFsw3o7bO/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Snubbed for a Vezina nomination, Tuukka Rask is the best goalie left in the playoffs. [<a href="http://www.sportsmedia101.com/bostonbruins/2013/05/22/boston-bruins-goalie-tuukka-rask-is-quietly-proving-that-hes-the-best-goalie-left-in-the-nhl-playoffs/">Sportsmedia101</a>]</li>

<li> Jaromir Jagr was not on ice for practice, Carl Soderberg filled in. [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/337592187271409664">@NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> Andrew Ference continued to be the only defensman not on ice. [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/337591963987615744">@NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> Brad Richards has been scratched by the Rangers for tonight. [<a href="https://twitter.com/DJ_Bean/status/337589355117953024">@DJ_Bean</a>]</li>

<li> The Rangers appear to be in a place that Milan Lucic spoke of as the Bruins faced the Leafs in Game 7, with more at stake than just the game and series. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2013/05/23/these-rangers-should-be-sweepable-bruins">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Johnny Boychuk is scoring with Johnny Wristers. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/9303239/2013-nhl-playoffs-johnny-boychuk-emerging-major-contributor-boston-bruins">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Torey Krug has a lot more on his plate than just hockey, and might have use for a silver punch bowl. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/inside_track/the_inside_track/2013/05/bruin_s_cup_runneth_over_with_playoffs_wedding">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Krug's father spoke about flying out to attend his son's game, his goals, and his trending on Twitter. [<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130523/SPORTS07/305230043/1053/rss17">DetroitFreePress</a>]</li>

<li> Speaking of best men, Daniel Paille and Dan Girardi share a lot of wonderful history. [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/sports/hockey/bruins-daniel-paille-and-rangers-dan-girardi-divide-their-hometown.html?_r=0">TheNewYorkTimes</a>]</li>

<li> Providence Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was verklampt over the success of Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski. [<a href=http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/bruins/content/20130522-proud-cassidy-on-krug-bartkowski-i-got-a-tear-in-my-eye.ece">ProvidenceJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Are Tyler Seguin, Jonathan Toews, and Jaromir Jagr terrible by definition? [<a href="http://blogs.thescore.com/nhl/2013/05/23/seguin-toews-and-jagr-cant-score-a-goal-in-the-playoffs-which-must-mean-theyre-terrible/">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> Proposed project on Causeway Street will include a new entrance to TD Garden and North Station. [<a href="http://www.costar.com/News/Article/17-MSF-Mixed-Use-Project-Proposed-Near-Bostons-TD-Garden/148788">Costar.com</a>]</li>

<li> Brian Boyle's family has been wittily walking a fine line as fans here in Boston. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2013/05/22/hockey-clan-caught-middle-boyle-family-hingham-torn-between-bruins-and-their-favorite-new-york-ranger/liqir6a4t7T5rCLXh0sghK/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> A footnote in the Jaromir Jagr trade, Lane MacDermid has performed credibly in Dallas. [<a href="http://www.defendingbigd.com/2013/5/22/4334998/2013-dallas-stars-season-in-review-lane-macdermid">DefendingBigD</a>]</li>

<li> Time to jettison some hockey jargon? [<a href="http://hockeyjournal.com/news/pros/nhl/Original_Six-_Hockey_jargon_to_jettison">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> Hmmm... How about a "Least Valuable Player" award? [<a href="http://www.ontheforecheck.com/2013/5/22/4356708/2013-nhl-least-valuable-player-alternative-awards">OnTheForecheck</a>]</li>

<li> As we enjoy the postseason, spare a moment to see how the other half lives. "My Year As A Florida Panthers Season Ticketholder." [<a href="http://www.cavemag.com/my-year-as-a-florida-panthers-season-ticket-holder/>Cavemag.com</a>]</li>

<li> Right behind Dafoomie, this man is my hero. Tim Thompson creates all those brilliant, stirring CBC HNIC opening montages. [<a href="http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/05/22/meet-the-man-behind-cbcs-nhl-playoff-montages/">NationalPost</a>]</li>

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