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Fresh Links: Double Down Edition

Onward and upward, Bruins!

 Time to clean up this mess and move ahead.
Time to clean up this mess and move ahead.
Jared Wickerham

One down... The Bruins will regroup for Game 2 against the Canadiens tomorrow at TD Garden, 12:30pm.

  • The fault is not in themselves, but in their missed opportunities. It is a long series, and the Bruins will move beyond this first game. [TauntonGazette]
  • Here's a quick game synopsis, and an opinion that Boston should not be too hard on themselves with this one. [SportsIllustrated]
  • The Bruins wuz robbed. Reilly Smith 's goal was the turning point in the third period. [TheScore]
  • The Bruins demonstrated that they are quite capable of winning this series. As predicted, they dominated five-on-five. [WEEI]
  • Thankfully, penalties were at a minimum, and Daniel Paille returned. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Tuukka Rask was hard on himself afterward. The postgame praise for Carey Price rang a bit hollow, almost as hollow as the ring of pucks against the goalposts. [BostonHerald]
  • There is scouting of opposing goalies, and the information gathered is of some limited benefit to Bruins players. [MassLive]
  • As predicted, penalties (and there were surprisingly few) cost the Bruins disproportionately. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Here's a quick, light take on the good and the bad of both the game and the series. [TheSportingNews]
  • Notably, it was the Bruins' youngsters that led the comeback. (Featuring Steph's GIFs and with audio, 2:29) []
  • Montréal has 11 reasons to not like Boston and the Bruins. We're big enough to laugh along, eh? (source article is en français) [MassLive]
  • We get it already, Don Cherry, you have an opinion about Malcolm Subban 's brother. But check out Cherry's natty attire from last evening! [NationalPost]
  • The marvelous HNIC opening montage includes a quote that refers to the Habs as a "most cherished rival."  (With video, 3:11) [CBSSports]
  • Much is at stake in the series, and Montréal's mayor and Boston's mayor have made a bet. []
  • It's a battle of the mascots, and Blades is up against Youppi, read the bios and get your votes in here. [TheHockeyNews]
  • From his unique position, Malcolm Subban's father is fully capable of enjoying the fun of the rivalry. [MontrealGazette]
  • The Bruins will learn and rise above, after all, there is historical precedent. [TouchingAllTheBases]
  • Behind the B will air on Monday May 7th at 7pm on NESN, this will be the first episode to cover the postseason. A new episode is planned for each round of the playoffs. [Bruins.NHL]
  • NO, just NO. There was one sort of outrage everyone could unite against last night, and we can only hope these despicable sorts of  trolls will scuttle back under their bridges never to return. [MontrealGazette]
  • To close on a high note, Patrice Bergeron joins Brent Burns and Duncan Keith as the finalists for the NHL Foundation Player Award. [NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Alas, Halak. Jaroslav Halak 's head must be spinning, as his rights are traded to the Islanders from the Capitals. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Playoff Beard Watch has begun in earnest, will Dougie Hamilton (MEEP) bring his game? And George Parros. That is all. [PuckDaddy]
  • It's the economy, stupid, and here's a look at how Canada's is affected by hockey. [Macleans]
  • Here we go again, Boston Pizza and Sam Adams are targeted for editing in Montréal during the playoffs. [PuckDaddy]
  • For a laugh, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Wier bring your playoff highlights. [SBNation]