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Fresh Links: Shippin' Up To Pittsburgh Edition

For some Bruins, it will be a homecoming of sorts.

Mike Stobe

<p><b> After today's practice, the Bruins fly to meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in preparation for tomorrow night's game. </b></p>


<li> Claude Julien vs. Dan Bylsma face off in a battle of coaching styles and tactics. [<a href="">TimesOnline</a>]</li>

<li> Tuukka Rask is "normal, for a goaltender" and has demonstrated the resiliency and durability that Peter Chiarelli had hoped for. [<a href="">PatriotLedger</a>]</li>

<li> Rask's play needs to be "hotter than John Tortorella at a postgame press conference." (Worth a read if only for Ron Borges' simile slinging!) [<a href="">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Torey Krug stepped up his conditioning, learned in the AHL, and now has "grabbed the playoffs by the throat." [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> Krug's family has a strong hockey past in Peguin country. [<a href="">PittsburgTribuneReview</a>]</li>

<li> Dougie Hamilton watched his former teammates in the Memorial Cup finals, and reflected on how far he has come. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins are still searching for third line input, now or never time. [<a href="">BruinsDaily</a>]</li>

<li> All Bruins present and accounted for at practice today. [<a href="">@NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> Conn Smythe watch! David Krejci is mentioned, as are Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, and Kris Letang. [<a href="">ProHockeyTalk</a>]</li>

<li> Torey Krug and David Krejci have now merited mention in the Playoffs Beard Watch. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Cooke on the hook. Matt Cooke will, and must, continue to answer. [<a href="">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> When life threatening injuries occur, even the best intentioned players involved carry a burden. [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Fancystats for you... NHL Conference finals and predictions. [<a href="">ShutdownLine</a>]</li>

<li> Hockey "ughs." No, not HUGS. Enjoy the second-round schadenfreude! [<a href="">TheScore</a>]</li>

<li> The sensible, final word on the Sam Adams kerfuffle from Peter Colton, manager of The Four's tavern. "This should be settled on the ice, not in the bar." [<a href="">PittsburghTribuneReview</a>]</li>

<li> Hulk Hogan has a message for the Bruins. [<a href="">TheNosebleeds</a>]</li>

<li> It's PLAYOFFS! Let's check in and see what the Dropkick Murphys are up to, shall we? [<a href="">CommercialAppeal</a>]</li>