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Fresh Links: 1, 2, 3 Edition

In Game 1, the Boston Bruins bow out when a twice-deflected shot slipped into the net after treating the Chicago Blackhawks to three overtime periods in the fifth longest tilt in Stanley Cup Final history.

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It was NOT as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  • If you couldn't stay up... your Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks Game 1 in a nutshell. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Here's a longer running diary of the game as it unfolded. [TheHockeyWriters]
  • What went wrong, what went right for the Bruins. [WEEI]
  • "We had the game... We've got to be better than that." [BostonHerald]
  • "It was only one game. It still takes four to win the cup." [ProvidenceJournal]
  • The bounces were not on the Bruins' side and a lead was squandered. The Bruins have fought back from behind before. [BruinsDaily]
  • Tyler Seguin replaced Nathan Horton, who was injured in the first overtime period. [ESPN]
  • The Bruins vaunted toughness- strategy or aesthetic? [BackhandShelf]
  • Check this Stanley Cup Finals compare and contrast chart. Which team has the best anthem singer? [Grantland]
  • Waltz down memory lane with this gallery of Old Timey Bruins and Blackhawks pictures. [USAToday]
  • Here is a gallery of last night's game photos. [NESN]
  • Anton Khudobin knows well the role that Tuukka Rask played as backup to Tim Thomas. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • #ImGregoryCambell is trending on Twitter. [TSN]
  • Other NHLers weighed in, including Marc Savard. [CBCSports]
  • Media Fail. Stick to pizza, there, Cappy. [Yardbarker]
  • Sad trombone. Hawks fan's "playoff lawn" is mown down. [FoxSports]
  • Official NBC viewership stats. [@NBCSportsPR]