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Fresh Links: Veto Edition

Just say NO to a Senators win tonight.

Dougie Hamilton and Tuuka Rask keep an eye on Bobby Ryan
Dougie Hamilton and Tuuka Rask keep an eye on Bobby Ryan
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It's a big game tonight in Ottawa, as the Senators host the Bruins at 7:30 in a matchup that will help determine who goes on into the postseason.

  • Do or die time, the Bruins have left themselves needing a win in Ottawa- expect a playoff feel tonight. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • Whatever happened to resting for the stretch and tuning up before the playoffs? Good times. [PatriotLedger]

  • Tuukka Rask hopes to dodge a bit of ribbing, Zdeno Chara wants one thing for his birthday. Updates from yesterday's practice- David Pastrnak rested, Brett Connolly worked with Coach Whitesides. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Rask embraces the one bright spot in his team's current position. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • If the Bruins find themselves stymied by hot goaltenders, wait until they meet the Hamburglar! Several young Bruins played against Andrew Hammond in college. [WEEI]

  • Got hopeful omens? This is the 50th anniversary of a very important win for the Bruins, coincidentally stolen by a hot rookie goaltender. Bonus: other notable events in hockey history. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • Our own Zane McIntyre is a finalist for the Mike Richter Award as top NCAA Division I goaltender... [StarTribune]

  • ... McIntyre has also been named a Hobey Baker finalist. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Since goaltending has come to be so important to the Bruins this season, let's take a look at Eastern Conference goaltenders in comparison. [HockeyProspectus]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • As for NCAA March Madness, you actually should base your shooty-hoops picks on the strength of each school's hockey team. [SBNation]

  • Chirping is not for the fainthearted, or the inarticulate. [TheScore]

  • Dear Mr. Branch... an open letter to the CHL commissioner asks some pointed questions and advocates that the league simply 'do the right thing.' [HockeyInSociety]

  • Did you miss the inaugural episode of Hockey Wives? Take a moment for this Cliff Notes overview. [SportsNet]

  • Speaking of broadcasting, USA Network will broadcast some of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year. [PuckDaddy]

  • Canadian passengers graciously volunteered to bump their luggage to a later flight in order to make room for the Stanley Cup to fly to its destination in time for a scheduled event. [CBC]

  • Hayley Wickenheiser's career has encompassed learning to pee in a cup for drug tests and the unsettling change of coaching immediately before the Sochi games that brought Kevin Dineen and a subsequent gold medal (which her son took to the Pawn Stars!)  [PrinceGeorgeCitizen]

  • Players are willing to explore the prospect of 3-on-3 overime, despite the NHLPA's reservations. [OttawaSun]