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Matt Fraser for the win in OT!
Matt Fraser for the win in OT!
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Matt Fraser was called up from the Providence Bruins and the Calder Cup playoffs to the Boston Bruins and the Stanley Cup playoffs. Good move.

  • Enjoy the HNIC opening video from last night, "Rococo" by Arcade Fire. It is a lot easier to watch Game 3 clips today, isn't it? (Video, 2:36) [YouTube]
  • Matt Fraser is the feel-good story you'd hoped for, an unlikely hero in an overtime game. Claude Julien credits Peter Chiarelli for making the call. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Carl Söderberg was a beast, and the third line's hard work was rewarded. [BostonHerald]
  • Torey Krug can relate to Fraser's remarkable success. Yet another young player called up from the PBruins, Fraser has admittedly worked to change his game from offense-only to better fit the Bruins mold after leaving the Dallas Stars. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Fraser always wanted to be Joe Sakic as a kid. (Close your eyes and listen... doesn't Fraser's voice sound just like Tim Thomas'?) (With video, 3:57) []
  • Thanks may be due to a certain someone, the Dallas Stars players acquired in the Rich Peverley trade have made a difference for the Bruins in the playoffs. []
  • The Bruins' third line worked hard all night, Söderberg was relentless at net front as Fraser knocked the puck in. Scouting mattered, as they exploited the Habs' third D pairing. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • The third line owned the Canadiens' third defensive pair, as shown here. Ouch! [@ArponBasu]
  • Tuukka Rask rebounded with a shutout, and lauded his teammates for their efforts to tighten up defensively in front of him. [NHL]
  • Zdeno Chara quietly dominated defensively last night, and the numbers demonstrate that. [NESN]
  • Speaking of Chara's numbers, here's a quick infographic on his income, and his major endorsement contract. [Forbes]
  • As great as it was to celebrate Fraser's goal, we're still looking for the contributions of some other key players. [WEEI]
  • Take five... observations after last night's win. [SouthCoastToday]
  • The Canadiens rue the missed opportunity to stick it to the Bruins, it has been over 60 years since a 0-0 tie in playoffs regulation has sent the Canadiens into overtime. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Meanwhile, the Providence Bruins open their Calder Cup series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (and former Bruin Chuck Kobasew) tonight. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Think of the children! A Montréal elementary school should have been more afraid of the outcome of Game 4, methinks. [PuckDaddy]
  • More bad news for the reeling Rangers, as Martin St. Louis' mother has passed away, leaving his status uncertain. [TheScore]
  • No worries, Barry Trotz is fielding calls from several potential new employers. [TheScore]
  • Randy Carlyle's contract extension likely means personnel changes for the Maple Leafs. [TheGlobeAndMail]