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Put last night in the rear view mirror, Bruins, tonight is about Toronto.

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Carl Söderberg on a tear
Carl Söderberg on a tear
Leon Halip

NEXT! The Bruins swallow their disappointment and move on to face the Maple Leafs tonight in Toronto at 7:30.

  • Detroit refused to roll over and play dead, and it had been a month since the Bruins' last regulation loss. [MassLive]
  • Claude Julien saw an otherwise well-played game fall short on easily corrected mistakes and a not-quite-full-60 minute effort. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • " Torey Krug got robbed," there was a scary moment as Patrice Bergeron tangled with Drew Miller, and Johnny Boychuk was angry after Thomas Jurco 's bad hit. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Take a look at what went right, and wrong, for the Bruins. [WEEI]
  • Reilly Smith was able to spend his birthday at home with his family, but the prospect of the Bruins facing the Red Wings in the playoffs would admittedly be hard on his parents. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Looking back, April was a remarkable month for the Bruins, who earned 31 of a possible 34 points. [HockeyBuzz]
  • Next up, the Maple Leafs, who could learn a thing or two from the Bruins. [TorontoSun]
  • Toronto is "...just a day removed from an eight-game losing trough, the Slides of March..." and hoping to raise their game to match the play of the Bruins. [TheStar]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Take 20... things to love about Jaromir Jagr! [TheSportingNews]
  • Speaking of hockey's senior statesmen, Don Van Massenhoven will be retiring after 23 years blowing the whistle. [TorontoSun]
  • The key to Jonathan Toews ' return to the ice (thanks, Brooks Orpik ) will be giving him as much time as possible and his ability to compartmentalize. [BackhandShelf]
  • Here's a listing of the Masterton Trophy nominees thus far. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • It is the NHL and NBA players for the WIN against the state of Tennessee and the "Jock Tax." [TaxABall]
  • Speaking of income, see how the best paid teams lined up in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hint: More does not equal better! Bonus links to other clever hockey infographics. [HockeyImpact.DarkHorseAnalytics]
  • One man's take on the worst NHL hockey jerseys of all time. [UntiedMag]
  • Do "defensive defensemen" exist? This three-part long read digs deep into fancystats to answer the question. [Part 1: HockeyVisualized][Part 2: HockeyVisualized] [Part 3: HockeyVisualized]
  • Puck Luck- after all the numbers are crunched, which NHLers have it, which don't. [TSN]