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The Boston Bruins first line of Horton, Lucic, and Krejci strive to lead the team, as they lead the league in offense, to a third victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Will the second line be able to make an impact, other than Bergeron's mastery of the faceoff circle?

O Captain! My Captain!  Zdeno Chara warms up.
O Captain! My Captain! Zdeno Chara warms up.
Claus Andersen

<p><b> The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre this evening at 7pm: </b></p>

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<li> No line changes were reported at morning skate. [<a href="https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/332157139613261824>@NHLBruins^CS</a>]</li>

<li> Consistency is issue. Consecutive games need to be won. [<a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/hockey/bruins/dj-bean/2013/05/07/bruins-cant-ease-they-seek-rare-consecutive-wins">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> Turnabout is fair play, and the HuLK line has emerged as a force at the top of league statistics, while the second line has become somewhat quiet. [<a href="http://www.masslive.com/bruins/index.ssf/2013/05/boston_bruins_top_line_carrying_team_while_2nd_line_remains_mia_vs_toronto_maple_leafs.html">MassLive</a>]</li>

<li> Daniel Paille is having himself a year, Claude Julien points out that he's "underrated." [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/12042/paille-quietly-keeps-coming-through">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> In praise of Jaromir Jagr, who is more than a museum piece. [<a href="http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/05/08/boston_bruins_ageless_wonder_still_commands_respect_feschuk.html">TorontoStar</a>]</li>

<li> The Most Interesting Man in hockey. [<a href="https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/331836745039622144">@reporterchris</a>]</li>

<li> "The Old Man and the Swede." Two late acquisitions and their adjustment to the Bruins. [<a href="http://hockeyjournal.com/news/bruins/From_NEHJ_The_Old_Man_and_the_Swede">NewEnglandHockeyJournal</a>]</li>

<li> And a finger wagging at Brad Marchand, who worked his brat magic on Phil Kessel. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/12040/marchand-works-his-magic-on-kessel">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Soon to be UFA Nathan Horton is focused on this playoff run. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/12024/horton-not-thinking-about-contract-status">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Is Randy Carlyle lobbying for breaks in the faceoff circle? The Bruins are winning the battle so far. [<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/leafs-beat/battle-being-waged-in-the-faceoff-circle-between-bruins-leafs/article11773623/">GlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> And about the Zebras this post-season... [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2013/05/08/the-refs-in-the-post-season-how-much-worse-can-they-get/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> C'mon, Ref covers that late game line change attempt from Monday- delay of game? [<a href="http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/kerry_fraser/?id=422610">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> To his credit, Carlyle's coaching has given the Maple Leafs a chance to win. Here's how. [<a href="http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-05-07/phil-kessel-zdeno-chara-leafs-bruins-jake-gardiner-jaromir-jagr-nhl-playoffs">SportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> All in all there has been less drama here than in other playoff matchups, as the Bs seek to quietly squash the Leafs and move on. [<a href="http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130508/SPORTS/305080315/-1/NEWS">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> Barry Melrose's one minute take on what's at stake in Game 4 (video.) [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/12047/video-melrose-looks-ahead-to-game-4">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> Toronto stands with Boston where it counts, and not with one kook and his sign. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/steve_buckley/2013/05/toronto_fans_stand_as_one">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> The Leafs fan allegedly assaulted at TD Garden received tickets to Game 4. Let's catch those perps, please! [<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2013/05/07/toronto-maple-leafs-give-tickets-kyle-hay.html">CBC</a>]</li>

<li> Lots of drama in OTHER playoff series action... Canucks were swept, Senators rallied and Carey Price was injured, the plucky Islanders evened it up and Marc-Andre Fleury is struggling, while the Blackhawks continue their march as Josh Harding is injured. [<a href="http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=422661">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> And your Vezina candidates do NOT include Tuukka Rask. Congratulations to Sergei Bobrovski, Henrik Lundqvist, and Antti Niemi. [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/vezina-trophy-finalists-sergei-bobrovsky-vs-henrik-lundqvist-144905072.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Scrappy former Bruin is scrappy. Vladimir Sobotka hits a milestone. [<a href="https://twitter.com/StLouisBlues/status/332151218971500544">@StLouisBlues</a>]</li>

<li> Cream is not the only substance to rise to the top. What next, a Masterton? [<a href="https://twitter.com/bruinshockeynow/status/332111102659940353">@bruinshockeynow</a>]</li>

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