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Fresh Links: Dirty Water Edition

Well, I love that dirty water...Oh, Boston you're my home

Carey Price checks the rear view only to find Jarome Iginla's puck.
Carey Price checks the rear view only to find Jarome Iginla's puck.
Bruce Bennett

Tonight will be the last visit to the Centre Bell this season. Adieu!

  • On Saturday, Shawn Thornton suffered a water bottle malfunction.  [ObnoxiousBostonFan]
  • There will be a fundraiser hosted by The Harp to "Pay Thorty's Fine" tonight. Well, not exactly... read the charitable fine print, the money goes to a much better cause. [@TheHarpBoston]
  • But that's all water under the bridge... The big news for the Bruins is the third line, and center Carl Söderberg. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Loui Eriksson has shown his adaptability, and has come into his own for the Bruins after the Sochi Games. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Another member of that line, Matt Fraser, is an example of Claude Julien being willing to give responsibility to the younger players that earn it. Reilly Smith battled through a slow period and now is one of the top postseason Bruins goalscorers. [WEEI]
  • HNIC did a focus feature on Fraser, interviewing his friends and family after his OT GWG. He won the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Humanitarian Award while playing for the Kootenay Ice in the WHL. It was a great story, after all. (Video, 3:51) [YouTube]
  • The Bruins played their best hockey (of the series, but not the season) on Saturday, and can now bring this series to a close. [WEEI]
  • Remember the Bruins' power play? It's baaaaaack... [MassLive]
  • This illustration shows the location of all of this series' goals. [SportSimplified]
  • Enjoy this "Ribbon Snouts" and "Ornamental Candies" roster, in which the team and player names have been anagramed. Guess which team's first D pairing is "Hazard Cone" and "Humiliated Goon..."  [Imgur, Reddit]
  • In keeping with the water theme, the HNIC Game 5 opening montage is "Nautical Disaster" by The Tragically Hip. [StanleyCupOfChowder]
  • Have a look at the man behind the mask. Ron Slater was given near free-rein in the design of Tuukka Rask's. [artery.wbur]
  • Life ain't easy in a mixed marriage, or on the US/Canadian border, when it is the Bruins vs. the Habs. [TheBostonGlobe]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Hockey's problematic relationship with players of color, by Harrison Mooney [Puck Daddy]
  • A meaty, long read, on fathers and sons, player development, the changing of the guard as teams age,as well as news around the NHL. Congrats to Justin Florek, who became a father and also earned his college diploma recently. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Vladimir Putin is an amazing hockey player? [Deadspin]
  • Here's an ode to Hockey Moms. [ImAHockeyDad]
  • Don't count on Henrik Lundqvist being levied a fine for squirting Sidney Crosby. []
  • The Rangers rallied around Martin St. Louis to force Game 7. [ESPN]
  • At the IIHF Men's World Championship, Peter Laviolette's Team USA and Tim Thomas edged Switzerland to remain undefeated. [JuniorHockey]