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Fresh Links: Back Story Edition

There is a lot of history to cover in this Eastern Conference Finals series, and the few days off that the Bruins and Penguins have earned offer time to review it.


<b><p> The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins prepare for Saturday night. </b></p>


<li> Pittsburgh local boy Matt Bartkowski has enjoyed some media attention of late... [<a href="">PittsburghPostGazette</a>]</li>

<li> And veteran Jaromir Jagr likewise will celebrate a return to his roots, and a chance to come to the right side of the Bruins/Penguins conflict. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Long ago, Jagr did not think kindly about the prospect of playing for the Bruins. [<a href="">@DJ_Bean</a>]</li>

<li> There is another story on the side, Patrice Bergeron will doubtless be matched with Sidney Crosby. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins may recall the Penguins for games that resulted in injuries to Cam Neely and Marc Savard. [<a href="">Slapshot</a>]</li>

<li> Solving Tomas Vokoun. [<a href="">MassLive</a>]</li>

<li> Even if the Pens have better individual players, the Bruins field a better team. [<a href="">CausewayCrowd</a>]<li>

<li> This will likely be a nastier series than the Bruins have seen in the playoffs so far. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins/Penguins series schedule has been announced. [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Daniel "Paillecan" Paille and Penguin Matt Niskanen both merited mention in this "Foxy Friday" blog post. [<a href="">WhatsUpYaSieve</a>]</li>

<li> Up or down? Check which Bruins merit a Playoffs Stock Watch. [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Did the Bruins/Leafs Game 7 set a new benchmark? [<a href="">@WeberKing</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a link to the online petition to have Ray Charles (the blind puppy) perform a puck drop. [<a href="">NESN</a>]</li>