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Fresh Links: Let The Games Begin

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

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Another Stanley Cup banner would be most welcome at TD Garden
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The Senators host the Bruins at 7:00 PM on NESN to launch their first-round series in search of the Stanley Cup.

  • IT’S A TRAP! We’ve seen it before from the Guy Boucher coached Tampa Bay team that nearly derailed the Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup hopes. Will the space between the blue lines swallow offense? (With video) Boston Globe
  • As the team enter the stressful postseason, who are the guys that light up the Bruins’ dressing room? Boston Globe
  • Another youngster, another pairing with the Bruins’ most experienced defenseman. Charles McAvoy is just another in a distinguished line of young defensemen benefitting from Zdeno Chara ’s tutelage. WEEI
  • In a perfect world, McAvoy might have been in Providence for a season, but injuries mean a call up into the fray that is playoff hockey. What is the best way to use him? WEEI
  • McAvoy will not be alone in enjoying his first playoff experience, he will be one of thirteen teammates making his debut. NHL
  • Take five... things that the Bruins will need to advance to the second round. One will be the appearance of the David Krejci in full playoff mode.