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The Boston Bruins get a well-deserved rest before facing the equally well-rested Pittstburgh Penguins in an Eastern Conference battle royale for supremacy and a chance to play in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Jared Wickerham

<p><b> Wasn't Game 5 everything you hoped for, and more? </b></p>

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<li> Tuukka Rask can laugh last about Game 4 from the cozy warmth of the Army Rangers jacket after the Game 5 win. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/9312270/2013-stanley-cup-playoffs-tuukka-rask-boston-bruins-slam-door-doubt-new-york-rangers-game-5">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Rask silenced his detractors with a clutch save on Ryan Callahan 's last hurrah. [<a href="http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Ty-Anderson/Rask-silences-Rangers-critics-with-series-win/141/51766">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>

<li> The Rangers could not overcome the Bruins' magic. [<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion/stanleycup2013/2013/05/rangers-no-match-for-bruins-magic.html">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Yeah, yeah. No superstars. But the Bruins have surprising rookies. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/9312517/2013-nhl-playoffs-torey-krug-crazy-story-continues-boston-bruins">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> And Torey Krug has earned a nickname for his troubles... [<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/25/shawn-thornton-unveils-nickname-for-torey-krug/">WBZ,CBSLocal</a>]</li>

<li> Chippy Derek Dorsett was put in his place by a caffeinated Shawn Thornton, having trolled the Bruins' valuable fourth line members once too often. [<a href="http://www.masslive.com/bruins/index.ssf/2013/05/boston_bruins_shawn_thornton_on_fight_with_rangers_derek_dorsett_its_over_now_the_series_is_over.html">MassLive</a>]</li>

<li> Rask gives the Bruins the edge against Pittsburgh's Thomas Vokoun. Milan Lucic was a train. Rest may mean Andrew Ference will return in the next round. The callup of Niklas Svedberg excuses goalie coach Bob Essensa from being pressed into service at practice. [<a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/05/25/dennis-seidenberg-makes-series-debut-for-bruins/5Q42Waov5rbkZ6rqPu2RNO/story.html">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Torey Krug and the Merlot Line were the series' secret weapons. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/bruins-eliminate-rangers-five-games-thanks-torey-krug-005208788.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Here are five matchups to watch in the upcoming Penguins series. [<a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-05-25/penguins-bruins-schedule-eastern-conference-finals-sidney-crosby-jaromir-jagr">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> No worries, Bruins fans, now that the end of Game 5 against the Rangers also ended the whining about the lamentable Game 4. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2013/05/buckley_bs_no_worries_after_all">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Shawn Thornton almost had a Gordie Howe hat trick, and was not about to let Derek Dorsett menace linemate Daniel Paille. [<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/sports/hockey/fourth-line-gives-bruins-the-edge-once-again.html?_r=0">NewYorkTimes</a>]</li>

<li> Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski have brought fast transition and scoring, which could mean trouble for the Penguins going forward. [<a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-05-25/bruins-rangers-game-5-nhl-playoffs-speed-forecheck-torey-krug-penguins">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> Jarome Iginla who? We got to keep Matt Bartkowski! The silver lining of a trade gone sour. [<a href="http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/sports/pros_and_colleges/x776196049/Bartkowski-making-Bs-happy-to-have-been-denied-by-Iginla#axzz2UVKaOej7">MetroWestDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Postmortem. Here are five reasons the New York Rangers did not advance past the Bruins. [<a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=672042">NHL.com</a>]</li>

<li> Brad Marchand has penned another entry into his diary... he finds himself to be "a popular guy to chat with on the ice." [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/12468/marchand-diary-on-rangers-penguins-beards">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The series will be a "fight to the depth." [<a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/penguins/penguins-bruins-ready-to-fight-depth-with-depth-689276/">PittsburghPostGazette</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins can halt the march of the Penguins, and it will take a plan. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/mike-salk/2013/05/26/minor-tweaks-bruins-should-be-able-stop-march-pengu">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> The ECF offers "no shortage of storylines." [<a href="http://thehockeywriters.com/bruins-vs-penguins-no-shortage-of-storylines/">TheHockeyWriters</a>]</li>

<li> And there were other notable storylines around the league this Second Round, including the Bruins' own Torey Krug. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9313385/2013-stanley-cup-playoffs-highs-lows-second-round">ESPN</a>]</li>

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