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Well, at least David Pastrnak is immune to The Hex.

David Pastrnak managed one small act of defiance for his team.
David Pastrnak managed one small act of defiance for his team.
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Yup, the Canadiens are looking forward to meeting the Bruins in the postseason. Very much so.


  • So the problem with the Canadiens is not speed, apparently, it is being unable to score on Carey Price . Well, almost. [PatriotLedger]

  • It was a winnable game. The Vulnerable Minute struck again at the start of the second period. David Pastrnak finally scored, maybe he is too new to be hexed? [BostonHerald]

  • So that was a season sweep. Here are the takeaways from the game. Tuukka Rask was just fine, others... not so much at points. [WEEI]

  • So, the Bruins make the playoffs. If Montreal is their matchup, that's not good news. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • In praise of Chris Kelly, whose quiet performance does not go unnoticed by his teammates. [BostonHerald]

  • One bright spot was Pastrnak, who not only scored the lone goal, but also deftly eluded a stunned P.K. Subban 's hip check. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • Zdeno Chara shouldered responsibility for a collision with Dougie Hamilton that lead to a Habs goal. [WEEI]

  • So the Bruins know what to do, and somehow choose not to do it against Montreal. Dale Weise is the new Thomas Vanek. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • The Bruins have a good idea what looms in the playoffs if they don't make a move. Here are some suggestions. [WEEI]

  • According to Don Sweeney, the best case scenario is Reilly Smith or Pastrnak seizing the top wing spot, but all players (and options) are on the table. [WEEI]

  • Although the color scheme flies against current goalie consensus, Malcolm Subban is sticking with his sharp black and gold pads. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • At least there was good news for the Providence Bruins in Springfield last afternoon 4-2 in front of Niklas Svedberg. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • And with that, the Bruins have been closed out by the Canadiens, and Svedberg has been called back to Boston. It has been a long sit for both Jordan Caron and Matt Bartkowski. [ProvidenceJournal]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Knowledge is power. Video review allows coaches and goalies to focus on problem areas. Also, not all saves are alike- here's why. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Meet the most interesting man in hockey. Stay thirsty, my friends! [TheHockeyNews]

  • Take a look at the "Miracle on Ice" from the other perspective, as ESPN presents "Of Miracles and Men." [TheHockeyNews]

  • For those clamoring to TRADE ALREADY, at least there are no Bruins on this list of the worst 10 free agent deals of the year. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Do you suppose these pee-wees enjoyed having a bunch of Habs show up to play with them? [BarDown]

  • Will Don Cherry and Don MacLean be breaking up over seal meat? [SportsNet]

  • Speaking of collisions causing opponents' goals, here's a UNH player colliding with a referee, benefitting UVM... GO, CATS, GO!  [PuckDaddy]

  • Enjoy this grab bag of observations from the week that was... [Grantland]

  • ... and catch up with what you missed of the weekend's action. [Grantland]

  • Magnanimous in victory? Nos amis at Eyes on the Prize address how to make Twitter better for everyone. Merci! [HabsEyesOnThePrize]


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