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The Bruins will roll into the playoffs with a starter jacket as a totem, which was donated by the Chief, Johnny Bucyk.

Milan Lucic ponders his next move
Milan Lucic ponders his next move
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The Bruins depart for Minnesota to face the Wild tomorrow night, 8pm.

  • Johnny Bucyk donated the jacket that the Bruins will award each other from game to game in the playoffs, given to Milan Lucic on Saturday. Home ice advantage has been clinched. [BostonHerald]
  • A relentless third period was the key for the Bruins against the Flyers on Saturday afternoon. [WorcesterTelegram&Gazette]
  • Pierre McGuire listed what he sees as the Bruins' strengths, named the Blues as their most interesting potential playoff matchup, and why he thinks the Penguins will be better this year. [BostonHerald]
  • David Krejci is looking forward to raising his game to compete in the playoffs. [ESPN]
  • Hitting stride post Olympics, Loui Eriksson demonstrated the spark and smarts that made him a must-have player for the Bruins. [MilfordDailyNews]
  • Thank you, Zac Rinaldo for poking the bear (and then running.) Milan Lucic responded with a strong game by channeling his ire into scoring. [Boston,CBSLocal]
  • Boston has never shied away from trading key players for the right reasons, here's a brief recap of some of those blockbuster transactions. [Equinox]
  • Five opinions on the biggest roadblocks standing between the Bruins and the Stanley Cup. [SeacoastOnline]
  • Jeremy Jacobs has 70 million big plans for a TD Garden facelift. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Speaking of big bills, Jacobs may be in bed with Donald Trump to acquire the Buffalo Bills. [BuffaloRumblings]
  • The Blackhawks failed the punk test against the Penguins. Jarome Iginla will cost the Bruins some money, but he is so worth it- and a look at other Bruins that will seek new contracts. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Celebrate the remarkable Asian history in hockey, from Harvard's Brad Kwong on through Paul Kariya, Manny Malhotra, and Devin Setoguchi. [TheColorOfHockey]
  • But, the children! The shame of a FDNY/NYPD line brawl at a charity hockey game. [Deadspin]
  • Eat your way to hockey success with this miracle food in your diet. (No, this is NOT an ad.) [TheHockeyNews]
  • It is likely the Canadiens will be the only Canadian team in the playoffs. Quelle Horreur! [NationalPost]
  • Reportedly, hockey parents and their lawyers are killing minor hockey. The surprise is, it isn't even in the USA. [Macleans]