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The Bruins have raised the charitable bar again in the seventh annual Cuts For A Cause.

Daniel Paille snipes in a game winning goal during last year's Stanley Cup Finals
Daniel Paille snipes in a game winning goal during last year's Stanley Cup Finals

The Bruins host the Blackhawks this evening at 7pm. Many noggins will be chilly under Bruins helmets.

  • Tonight you will see two likely Selke trophy nominees compete, as Patrice Bergeron faces Jonathan Toews on ice. [WEEI]
  • Fear not, the takeaway from Tuesday's game is that the Bruins are fully prepared to wear the Habs down in a playoff series. [WEEI]
  • It is highly unlikely we'll see the shenanigans we did the other night, as Claude Julien points out the respect the Bruins and Blackhawks have for each other. This is the kind of game he wants for his team at this time of the season. [BostonHerald]
  • Which NHL teams are the crème de la crème at full strength? If the Habs game on Tuesday didn't clue you in, this list will. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Tuukka Rask had a little helper on ice at practice yesterday, a young Make-A-Wish Foundation participant took shots from the Bruins players. Sadly, she had to wear a mask in Canadiens colors. [ESPN]
  • Might Jeremy Jacobs be interested in buying the Buffalo Bills? [TheSportingNews]

The seventh annual Cuts For A Cause to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer was a resounding success!

  • As an added bonus, there were sightings of Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg. (Video, 3:05) [Bruins.NHL]
  • A new record $118k was raised, a full $42k over last year's total. (Video, 1:13) [Boston,CBSLocal]
  • Dougie Hamilton is now without all of that sick flow he had been cultivating specifically for this event. (Video, 1:55) [Boston,CBSLocal]
  • Watch the locks hit the floor! (Video, 0:50) [Boston,CBSLocal]
  • Twenty-one Bruins were shorn, the highest participation in the event so far. (with video, 1:46) [BostonHerald]
  • Browse any of these individuals' photo galleries tagged #cutsforacause for more pictures. [Statigram]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Don Cherry is spitting mad at all those hoity lads from US colleges being signed to NHL contracts and displacing hardworking Canadian boys who have put in their time riding buses. [SBNation]
  • Former Rangers' coach Mike Keenan has embraced Magnitogorsk, Russia, has found a good professional fit with Metallurg, and has been named a KHL All-Star game coach. [Grantland]
  • Many First Nations children found hockey to be a good outlet as they were sent to live in Canadian residential schools. Only now are Truth and Reconciliation efforts revealing the abuse many suffered, and both current and retired NHLers still have connections to the past. (Video, 12:12) [TheNational]
  • Think you've got what it takes to face fans like you as an NHL referee? Time to put up or shut up! [TheHockeyNews]
  • Beats me! Tragically, the rules governing line changes are a mystery even to NHL players. [TheOnion]
  • It's a "Canadian Tire Fire" for our friends up north, has it been the worst hockey year ever? [Grantland]