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We'll likely see Ryan Spooner in action tonight.

Ryan Spooner works the goalfront... oh, HAI, Mark Stuart...
Ryan Spooner works the goalfront... oh, HAI, Mark Stuart...
Marianne Helm

The Bruins are looking to take care of business against the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 8pm.

  • Ryan Spooner was recalled as Chris Kelly is injured, and there were other injury uppdates. The Jets completed a grueling practice. [BostonHerald]
  • The Carl Söderberg fans now see on ice is the one that Peter Chiarelli projected despite Söderberg's initial struggles to adapt to the NHL and his new team. [ESPN]
  • Torey Krug has relied on intelligence and adaptability for his success on defense, as he proved this season that he was not just a one-hit wonder from last season's playoffs. [Boston,CBSLocal]
  • The Bruins were able to learn a lot from the loss in Minnesota, not all of it was pleasant, and it will shape their lineup in the playoffs. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Andy Brickley shared a few opinions on the Bruins defensive corps, who should be in, who is likely out, and why the Bruins should be cautious IF Dennis Seidenberg is cleared to play. [NESN]
  • Got Awards? Take #1: Tuukka Rask is frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy. [NHL]
  • Got Awards? Take #2: An informal poll of coaches sees the above, with Patrice Bergeron raising the Selke Trophy in addition. Zdeno Chara will likely be a Norris Trophy nominee, and Claude Julien and Torey Krug may get nods as well. [NESN]
  • Playoff Picture: As of today, it is looking like the Bruins will face either the Blue Jackets or Red Wings in the first round. [MassLive]
  • Hey Rhode Island fans- now you can now have Boston Bruins license plates for your cars! [Coventry.Patch]
  • New Balance's #LoveBoston campaign features a few familiar faces around Boston... [YouTube]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • MOAR COWBELL! Enjoy an all-Winnipeg musical interlude, starting with the late guitar virtuoso Lenny Breau, (Video, 3:59) [YouTube] his onetime student Randy Bachman, here with Bachman-Turner Overdrive, (Video, 3:47) [YouTube] and finally Burton Cummings with the Guess Who. (Video, 3:29) [YouTube]
  • As for the rest of the Eastern Conference, here's a look at how the playoffs are shaping up. [SBNation]
  • Coaching is an art, and one available coaching tool is emotional manipulation. [BackhandShelf]
  • Why the eyeball test can be deceiving: A cautionary tale. [mc79hockey]
  • While we're at it, as we approach the playoffs, be cautious of "narrative." [BlackDogHatesSkunks]
  • C'mon, Ref! For a nice change of pace, Kerry Fraser reminisces about meeting Teemu Selanne, and a prank Teemu's twin brother Paavo pulled on him. [TSN]
  • Remember Team Latvia's surprising goalie? The injury to Ben Bishop has resulted in Kristers Gudlevskis being called up from the Syracuse Crunch. []
  • The Halifax Mooseheads presented an amazing, if trippy, pregame show. (With video, 3:31) [PuckDaddy]
  • Brooks Laich teaches gentlemen five key social and life skills. (Video, 4:02) [YouTube]
  • Andrew Raycroft is s calling it a career. (In Swedish) [umeåtidning]