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Joe Morrow will join the Bruins at The Joe Lewis Arena this evening.

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Let's Go, BRUINS!
Let's Go, BRUINS!
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Much depends upon tonight's outcome. The Red Wings host the Bruins tonight at 7:30 in a battle for third place in the Atlantic Division.

  • Warm up with this game day preview. Bonus: Keep an eye on Milan Lucic , and a Slovakian who is NOT Zdeno Chara . [BruinsDaily]

  • Hello, Joe! Joe Morrow is on his way to join the Bruins from Providence. [Bruins.NHL]

  • Things look to be trending better for the Bruins recently. Here are a few key reasons why. [BostonHerald]

  • The final pieces are being put into place for the Bruins final run up to the playoffs. David Krejci has been getting his legs back, and will likely return to center between Carl Soderberg (at left wing) and Loui Eriksson . Stay tuned for yet more line tweaks! [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Brett Connolly is about to return to the lineup. Where exactly will he fit in? [WEEI]

  • MeeeOWWW! Dougie Hamilton 's "upper body injury" cat is out of the bag, thanks to a slip up by the Celtics' Kelly Olynyk . [BostonHerald]

  • Patrice Bergeron is representing his team yet again, this time as the Masterton Trophy nominee... [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • ...even as he quietly covers extra shifts, shouldering much of the defensive work that frees the Ryan Spooner line to attack. [MetroWestDailyNews]

  • Even with his sample size being what it is, the numbers for David Pastrnak 's rookie season are remarkable. [NESN]

  • The NHL Rookie of the Month has been named. Never mind him! Which Bruins linemates came in a close second and third in the race? [ProHockeyTalk]

  • And speaking of the same, guess which of the two linemates appeared on this list of rookies who stand to be difference makers in the playoffs? [TheHockeyNews]

  • Good news of Bobby Robins !  He has blogged about his progress healing from a concussion. [MillCitySports]

  • Likewise, there is good news of the Red Wings ' Drew Miller , for whom a frightening skate blade taken to the face on Tuesday night could have been much, much worse. (No gory photos here) [DailyTribune]

  • Perhaps less happy for our opponents (and for his many fans) it appears Pavel Datsyuk may be out tonight. Bonus: Now with more game preview notes! [KuklasKorner]

  • Whisper, whisper goalie controversy whisper, whisper... Jimmy Howard is on the hot seat. [YahooSports]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Dallas Stars defeated the Boston Bruins... for the Dillman Award in public relations. Aren't they behind the snarky Jumbotron displays we so enjoy? Co-winner was the Philadelphia Flyers. [DefendingBigD]

  • All of the fans cheering for NHL teams tanking demonstrates the depth of their knowledge about how the business of hockey works. [TheHockeyNews]

  • The NHL has brought back rules to compensate teams for coaches and GMs who move to new teams. [TooManyMenOnTheSite]

  • You Can Pay. The new NWHL will disclose the source of funding soon and what the cap is expected to be.  CWHL players currently at the women's world championship are paying attention. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Speaking of the IIHF WWC, blowout wins are on the decline, and here's why this is very good news. [IIHF]

  • "Battle for the Basement?" The Maple Leafs lost to the Sabres on April Fool's Day. You just can't make this stuff up. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • After all the Bad Hockey Fan posts, here's a warm reminder of the friendships and comaraderie to be gained by participating in hockey. [EdmontonSun]