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Torey Krug has one assist so far as Team USA are taking on Team Finland

Will they still be friends after today's USA vs. Finland game? Tuukka Rask and Torey Krug
Will they still be friends after today's USA vs. Finland game? Tuukka Rask and Torey Krug
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Not much in the news for the Bruins as the IIHF World Championship opens.

  • Torey Krug and Team USA open against Team Finland today. [USAToday]

  • Here is the schedule and the details for the IIHF World Championship games. [SBNation]

  • The Bruins seek offense, the Oilers seek defense... Maybe Peter Chiarelli's move to Edmonton can benefit both teams. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • This Calder Cup series has been a surprise for Bruce Cassidy, and a strain on his two goalies, who have been outstanding. [PatriotLedger]

  • Malcolm Subban feels he has improved in his second professional season as the PBruins look to beat the Hartford Wolf Pack this evening in Hartford to advance. (Video, 2:16)  [Bruins.NHL]

  • Dennis Seidenberg 's wife, Rebecca, is co-chairing a fundraiser at Mass General, which might explain why he joined Chris Kelly visiting patients there. [Bruins.NHL]

  • Just for fun, Boston athletes were plugged in to, and if Dougie Hamilton 's results are a surprise, just imagine Brett Connolly 's! [NESN]

  • Although this happened on April 24, 1993, it will forever remind Bruins fans of "Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!" (With video) [NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • It will be Kris Letang , Devan Dubnyk , and Andrew Hammond competing for the Masterton Trophy. [NHL]

  • The Stanley Cup Playoffs are into the second round. Here's an overview of what to expect. [TheBostonGlobe]

  • Pause to relive the top 10 moments from the first round before moving on to the second. [TheHockeyNews]

  • The odd, deciding game in the Lightning / Red Wings series left Mike Babcock still hungering for a Schwartz's Deli sandwich. [Grantland]

  • Win, lose, or draw, here are the reasons we all benefit from being fans. [UnionAndBlue]

  • A coach is only one part of a team, so don't think Mike Babcock is the golden answer to any team's problems. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Boston College's Chris Collins found the transition through the ECHL and AHL to Finnish hockey a challenge, just like the transition back to real life after professional hockey- "It’s an amazing and surreal world. Until it’s over." [ThePlayersTribune]