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Fresh Links: Underdog Edition

The Boston Bruins can embrace and use the "underdog" label as they prepare to face a fully loaded Pittsburgh Penguins team.

Jared Wickerham

<p><b> The Boston Bruins return to practice today after a well earned respite following their 4-1 series victory over the New York Rangers. </b></p>


<li> Got plans? It looks like the ECF series will begin in Pittsburgh on Saturday evening. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Ooooh, underdogs. The Bruins can use that to advantage. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Peter Chiarelli has built a top playoff series winning team around a core group of players. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins lost all three regular season games to the Penguins by one point each, and will seek a strategy to swing momentum back their way. [<A href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> D parings at Bruins practice were unchanged. [<a href="">NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> Lines were also unchanged. [<a href="">NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> As far as depth, the Pittsburgh Penguins healthy scratch better players than most teams. [<a href="">MassLive</a>]</li>

<li> Shawn Thornton denied that there are hard feelings toward Jarome Iginla, reported that Tim Thomas tweeted congratulations after Rangers Game 3, and maintains Tuukka Rask flies under the media's radar. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> According to his college coach, Torey Krug is a competitor, and was the hardest worker on the team. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> What Bruins rookie merits Dino Ciccarelli Award consideration? [<a href="">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> Here are 10 storylines to watch in the Bruins/Penguins series. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Blind golden retriever puppy Ray Charles is a Bruins fan, and there is apparently an online petition to have him perform a ceremonial puck drop. [<a href="">MetroUK</a>]</li>

<li> Mrs. Lally's kindergarten class offers signs and hats in support of the Bruins. [<a href="">DedhamPatch</a>]</li>

<li> Coach Tom Rowe took his young Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team to train in Lancaster, PA, a largely Amish community. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Beer league uniform sweaters are often an afterthought, or a logo from a former sponsor... here's a clever one, and a vaguely disturbing one. En français. [<a href="">25Stanley</a>]</li>

<li> Jamal Mayers earned a fine, but hasn't played a game in the postseason. [<a href="">YahooSports</a>]</li>

<li> I like cartoons. Enjoy "Le Coach" from Stevie Roxelle. [<a href="">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> An eulogy for the New York Rangers. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> What about Bob? Plucky Sergei Bobrovsky faces juggernaut Martin Brodeur for the EA NHL14 Sports cover. VOTE!!!! [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>