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Fresh Links: "Circustry" Edition

Carey Price pointed out that the Canadiens cannot win simply by employing "circustry."

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Johnny Boychuk embraces both Malcolm Subban's brother and the Habs rivalry
Johnny Boychuk embraces both Malcolm Subban's brother and the Habs rivalry
Jared Wickerham

Tonight at TD Garden, the Bruins host the Canadiens in the much anticipated opening game of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final playoff round, 7:30pm.

  • We have our lunchpails, they have their diving boards. The truth is somewhere in between, just ask a certain season ticketholder since 2008... [TheBostonGlobe]
  • It remains a singular rivalry in sports, as former MP and Habs goalie Ken Dryden explains. [TheWallStreetJournal]
  • Yup, the Habs won all but one of their last seven games against the Bruins. That's a fact. There are other facts, however, that will also speak to the likely series outcome. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Patrice Bergeron looks back ten years ago to his first playoffs against the Habs as a rookie. [WEEI]
  • Bergeron solidified his reputation as an elite player in the Olympics this year, and now is an example to smart younger players as well. [TSN]
  • David Krejci has a message for the Habs' top line, which includes "Bruin killer" Thomas Vanek. [MassLive]
  • There was a big reason that the Bruins were cautious in Dougie Hamilton's development, which was frustrating to him in the playoffs last year. [TheNewYorkTimes]
  • Tuukka Rask and Carey Price 's successful seasons are the big stories in net. As an aside, don't forget that Peter Budaj has been solid against Boston. [NHL]
  • Milan Lucic and Alexei Emelin will be together again. Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug, and Justin Florek took in the Providence Bruins' game Tuesday night, and brought good luck with them. [HeraldNews]
  • Pssst! Here's how each team can win, and some key matchups to watch. [SouthCoastToday]
  • Take a peek behind enemy lines, as Carey Price reminds us that the Habs cannot simply rely on "circustry" to win. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • The announced Thursday start forced the Bruins to make adjustments, have a look at Wednesday's practice details. [ESPN]
  • Take a bow, Peter Chiarelli, the Bruins are all the better for your decisions as general manager. [BostonHerald]
  • The Bruins would do well to strike first, and that may require disruption in front of Price. Jordan Caron may be the odd man out tonight, although Brad Marchand is the one who sounds hoarse. [WorcesterTelegramAndGazette]
  • Here are three things to know as we go into tonight's game. Remember, history is history, but all that is on the line is this year's bragging rights and the chance to move on. [TheScore]
  • Well, if Ray Bourque says it's okay... [NESN]
  • The market has spoken. Bruins/Habs tickets are one hot commodity! [Forbes]
  • The Providence Bruins' victory on Tuesday forces a final game five in their playoff series with the Springfield Falcons. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Now that the dust has settled, here are briefings on the second round matchups. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Three excellent playoff game sevens yield 10 thoughts for you to ponder going forward. [TheScore]
  • Bid round one goodbye by revisiting the top five moments from round one. [LastWordOnSports]
  • The finalists for the Masterton Trophy have been announced, Jaromir Jagr, Manny Malhotra, and Dominic Moore have gotten the nod. [TSN]
  • Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, and Claude Giroux will duke it out for the Hart Memorial Trophy. [KuklasKorner]
  • Vancouver may be looking for a new coach verrrrry soon... [TheSportingNews]
  • ... even as Mike Babcock appears to be watchfully waiting before signing again with Detroit. [DetroitFreePress]
  • It looks like Jack Eichel is headed to Boston... University, that is.  [CollegeHockeyNews]
  • This iPhone case should be able to take a lot of abuse, right Jack Edwards? [MLive]