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Fresh Links: Slogging Through The Neutral Zone

Expect the old Guy Boucher special in this playoff matchup

Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins
Good old time Bruins hockey? Zdeno Chara wraps up some Capitals.
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One more day until Bruins playoff hockey! The fun begins in Kanata tomorrow night at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • If you’re looking for thrilling hockey, the Bruins v. Senators is not the matchup you seek. Providence Journal
  • Well, how did we get here? Review this season’s games against the Senators- as you will recall the Bruins didn’t win a single one. Boston Globe
  • Yo, Brad Marchand, you owe your team and fans big time. Time to play like it. CBS Boston
  • The Bruins are still wooing Anders Bjork. WEEI
  • Go big, or go home. With both Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo out, don’t leave Charles McAvoy languishing on the third pairing if you’re going to burn a year of his contract. WEEI
  • McAvoy is ready for action. Boston Herald
  • Has anyone got Don Sweeney’s email? Send him a link to this primer on strategies to neutralize Guy Boucher’s neutral zone trap. (With video) NESN
  • In prospect news, Jesse Gabrielle is now with the Providence Bruins. Catch up with news of the other youngsters and collegians here. Bruins NHL
  • Enjoy the calm before the storm with the latest episode of Behind the B and get a good look at the Marchand bobblehead. (Video, 21:38) Bruins NHL
  • Got predictions? The Bruins goaltending situation makes this series tighter than it should be. Puck Prose The Bruins will win, and here are the three good reasons why. The Score