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The Bruins practice today as an inexperienced but talented Leafs team considers its options. The Shanaban hammer has fallen on Andrew Ference even as both teams anticipate an increase in physicality.

Blades unfurls the David Krejci banner
Blades unfurls the David Krejci banner
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<p><b> The Boston Bruins return to practice at Wilmington today seeking another full 60 effort working their system for tomorrow night's game #2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs: </b></p>

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<li> Brendan Shanahan banned Andrew Ference for one game. How might that affect Saturday's lineup? [<a href="http://www.boston.com/blogs/sports/hockey/bruins/bruinsdaily/2013/05/ferences_suspension_leaves_hol.html">BruinsDaily</a>]

<li> The Bruins stuck to their game plan and their guns, and worked their system in the win. [<a href="http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-05-02/boston-bruins-toronto-maple-leafs-nhl-playoffs-game-2-phil-kessel-patrice-berger">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> As David Krejci goeth, so goeth the playoff hopes of the Bruins. And he is hot. [<a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/bruins/content/20130502-krejcis-hot-start-a-good-sign-for-bruins.ece">Providence Journal</a>]</li>

<li> We're all just Redden on a Krejci Train... [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2013/05/02/boston-takes-the-red-line-on-the-krejci-train-and-runs-over-the-leafs-in-game-1/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> The Randy Carlyle Conundrum- how to counter the Merlot line, which is better than both the Leafs' third and fourth lines. [<a href="http://www.patriotledger.com/sports/x140271197/Boston-Bruins-fourth-line-creates-matchup-headache-for-Toronto-Maple-Leafs-in-NHL-playoffs">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>

<li> Aw, snap. Will the threat of a physical game mean Frazer McLaren and Colton Orr stay in the Leafs' lineup? [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/nhl_coverage/2013/05/bruins_expect_more_physical_play_against_leafs">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Inexperience cost the Maple Leafs, and growing pains will make them better in the long run. [<a href="http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/51622-Maple-Leafs-dealing-with-playoff-growing-pains.html">TheHockeyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Still, the Bruins know from experience that not all playoff experiences are good. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/boston_bruins/2013/05/buckley_b_s_experience_shows">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Dennis Seidenberg says the Bruins really DO have a switch, and they flipped it. Toronto just hopes this series goes more like the Bruins vs. Capitals of last year. [<a href="http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/05/02/toronto_maple_leafs_how_did_boston_bruins_flip_the_switch_on_mediocre_regular_season_play.html">TorontoStar</a>]</li>

<li> Fate is a funny thing. The pantheon of former Bruins Hall of Famers includes eight Bruins who were also, at some point, Leafs. [<a href="http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-05-02/brian-leetch-boston-bruins-hockey-hall-of-fame-nhl-playoffs-toronto-maple-leafs">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> Here is how the lines and pairings looked at Wilmington today. [<a href="http://bigbadblog.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/2013/05/03/dougie-hamilton-rich-peverley-crack-bruins-lineup-in-practice/">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> The Leafs practiced yesterday minus Mike Kostka, Cody Franson, and Phil Kessel. [<a href="https://twitter.com/NaokoFunayama/status/330045175567089664">@NaokoFunayama</a>]</li>

<li> Marc Savard tweeted congratulations on the win. [<a href="https://twitter.com/MSavvy91/status/329930078832173056">@MSavvy91</a>]</li>

<li> Enjoy the HNIC 2013 Playoff opening video. These productions are always top drawer. [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vczq0HbgEZo&feature=youtu.be">YouTube</a>]</li>

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