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Seven Bruins stayed home Sunday, making room for a passel of Providence Bruins to see ice time in the Bruins' final regular season game.

Alex Khokhlachev and the PBruins gave Martin Broduer a happy sendoff
Alex Khokhlachev and the PBruins gave Martin Broduer a happy sendoff
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The President's Trophy winning Bruins sealed the deal on Saturday against the Sabres, and then fell to the Devils on Sunday.

  • Having "found another gear" in Sochi, Patrice Bergeron reached the 30 goal mark at home on Saturday against the Sabres. Annual awards winners were Brad Marchand (Eddie Shore award,) David Krejci (Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy,) and Tuukka Rask (John P. Bucyk Award.) [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Bergeron's 30 goals mean more than most players' would, and here's why. [WEEI]
  • Sunday's matinee showcased a number of Providence Bruins call-ups, and gave Johnny Boychuk, Shawn Thornton, and Gregory Campbell well-deserved opportunities to wear the team "A." Jaromir Jagr hit another career milestone. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Chad Johnson will be better for his successful season in Boston, likely too good to be re-signed. Seven Bruins rested Sunday, the resulting roster looked like Revenge of the Providence Bruins, and the kids were all right. [BostonHerald]
  • Daniel Paille is reportedly "feeling great" and will be day-to-day, having dodged a concussion. [SportsInjuryAlert]
  • Happy birthday to Torey Krug, who would probably appreciate the gift of magazine subscriptions. [NHL]
  • The Bruins will not count on Dennis Seidenberg's return, are unsure still of Adam McQuaid. [@DJ_Bean]
  • Claude Julien's success in Boston was built upon lessons learned by being a roofer, and the confidence that Peter Chiarelli had in him. [NewYorkTimes]
  • Peter Chiarelli has demonstrated the ability to boldly prune his roster to grow his team into one with "a culture of we" and a long-term bright future. [SportsIllustrated]
  • From the Detroit perspective, here are ten things to know about the Bruins. [DetroitNews]
  • Here's an analysis of what the Bruins can expect from the Red Wings, and a recap of Sunday's matinee against the Devils. (Video, 8:16) [NESN]
  • D.J. Bean takes a 20/20 hindsight look at his projections for Bruins players' performances this season. [WEEI]
  • Check the official Bruins site for first round information and schedules. [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Gotta hand it to the Bakersfield Condors, what a fun bunch! They celebrated "Undie Sunday" yesterday against the equally entertaining Las Vegas Wranglers. [PuckDaddy]
  • The road to the NHL is neither easy nor smooth, here's a list of 23 players that should have, but didn't, make it. [BackhandShelf]
  • Read this thoughtful meditation on the end of Capitals' season, and why fans still find value in a season that stops short of the playoffs. [TheWashingtonPost]
  • The Grand Rapids Griffins turn the tables on their star reporter, Piper, in this interview. (Video, 3:48) [YouTube]
  • Ryan Malone faces serious charges in his arrest, here's a legal look at his tenuous situation. [TSN]