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Cuts For A Cause is this afternoon, Shawn Thornton will spearhead the seventh annual fundraising event.

The affable Shawn Thornton will lead his teammates to the shears this afternoon.
The affable Shawn Thornton will lead his teammates to the shears this afternoon.
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The Bruins will all be sporting tocques tonight, and preparing to host the Blackhawks tomorrow evening.

  • On Tuesday, the Canadiens were annoying and got away with a lot, but the Bruins failed to put away a number of good chances, too. [BostonHerald]
  • Kevan Miller continues to impress after his battlefield promotion. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Chad Johnson is sitting pretty as the Bruins' number two goaltender, and finds that to be to his liking at this point in his career. [WEEI]
  • There is good news for the Bruins, guess who tops the power rankings in week #23? [SportsIllustrated]
  • And nothing makes the playoffs more real than having your tickets in hand, they go on sale April 4th. [Bruins.NHL]
  • This afternoon the Bruins will be shorn at the 7th annual Cuts For A Cause. The article also has galleries of previous participants. [Boston,CBSLocal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Sure! Ask Penguin James Neal anything on Twitter! What could possibly go wrong? [CrossingBroad]
  • Got plans today? Listen in on the University of Alberta's live stream on the topic of hockey analytics! [UAlberta]
  • A look at coaching, and how playing a strict system is a tradeoff that doesn't always allow for truly talented players to exercise discretion that may benefit the team. [BackhandShelf]
  • Sean McIndoe of Grantland and Down Goes Brown did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit, and it is funny as well as candid. [Reddit]
  • Blake Wheeler was thankfully okay and able to return to the game after a scary looking collision with the bench door. (Video, 1:13) [YouTube]
  • Lost and Found: Has anyone seen the hockey stick signed by the Miracle on Ice 1980 Olympic team and presented to the mayor of St. Clair Shores by Mark Wells 34 years ago? (Video, 2:32) [ClickOnDetroit]
  • That's ENOUGH! C'mon, Ref tackles the question of how far a player can go chirping an official. [TSN]