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The heart and soul of the Bruins is having a career season.

Patrice Bergeron. That is all.
Patrice Bergeron. That is all.
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins face the Red Wings in game four of the series tonight in Detroit at 8pm. 

  • Patrice Bergeron joins Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Toews as this year's Selke Trophy finalists. [TSN]
  • Let's just look at the numbers on those gentlemen, shall we?  [TheScore]
  • Tuukka Rask 's numbers have been stellar. The Red Wings would have to get past the Bruins' defense to change that. [BostonHerald]
  • The clock is ticking for the Red Wings to turn this series around. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • This may put undue pressure on Henrik Zetterberg to hasten his return to the ice, and put him at risk in his recovery. [ESPN]
  • Reportedly Zetterberg will dress tonight and play 'limited minutes.' [TheScore]
  • As for Brad Marchand, coach Mike Babcock advises "Ignore him." Claude Julien is okay as long as Marchand doesn't cross the line. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The Bruins are in shutdown mode, which Jarome Iginla may well recall from under his Penguins uniform last postseason. Pavel Datsyuk has been contained, and the Wings aren't generating offense elsewere. [WEEI]
  • Congratulations go out to Datsyuk and his wife upon the birth of their daughter. [@HeleneStJames]
  • Dougie Hamilton has had to not only adjust to the NHL, but to life on his own, and a peer group much older than he is. The Bruins have had struggles with young players' transitions before. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Several Bruins offered feedback on Jimmy Fallon's NHL Superlatives piece. [WEEI]
  • The Jacobs family is continuing to work along with other interested parties to keep the Bills in Buffalo. [ESPN]
  • Mark Recchi thinks Jim Benning is just what the doctor ordered for the Canucks, who seem rudderless and shaky. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Guess which pro sports team ranked third in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's ranking of the smartest spenders in all of professional sports? [BusinessWeek]
  • The Providence Bruins lost in OT to the Falcons in their first playoff game of the season. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:  

  • The Lightning can be proud of how far they went this season under the circumstances, but even so, no one wants to be the first voted off the island. [Grantland]
  •   Matt Cooke, returning to form, has received a seven game suspension for kneeing Tyson Barrie. [TheSportingNews]
  • It isn't to late to jump on the Blue Jackets' bandwagon, they now have won a second playoff game, this one on home ice. [Grantland]
  • Playoff goalie "faith-o-meter"... some sad truths, but mostly no surprises in this assessment. [TheHockeyNews]
  • And on this day in hockey history... MAYDAY! MAYDAY! [TheScore]