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Fresh Links: HisTorey Edition

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>


<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="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Rask silenced his detractors with a clutch save on Ryan Callahan 's last hurrah. [<a href="">HockeyBuzz</a>]</li>

<li> The Rangers could not overcome the Bruins' magic. [<a href="">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Yeah, yeah. No superstars. But the Bruins have surprising rookies. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> And Torey Krug has earned a nickname for his troubles... [<a href="">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="">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="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Torey Krug and the Merlot Line were the series' secret weapons. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Here are five matchups to watch in the upcoming Penguins series. [<a href="">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="">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="">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="">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> Jarome Iginla who? We got to keep Matt Bartkowski! The silver lining of a trade gone sour. [<a href="">MetroWestDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Postmortem. Here are five reasons the New York Rangers did not advance past the Bruins. [<a href=""></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="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The series will be a "fight to the depth." [<a href="">PittsburghPostGazette</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins can halt the march of the Penguins, and it will take a plan. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> The ECF offers "no shortage of storylines." [<a href="">TheHockeyWriters</a>]</li>

<li> And there were other notable storylines around the league this Second Round, including the Bruins' own Torey Krug. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>