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Fresh Links: Final Ten

The Bruins will work on getting healthy during the ten games left in their regular season.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars
Tuukka Rask stuffs Antoine Roussel
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The Dallas Stars host the Stanley Cup Playoff-bound Bruins tonight at 8:30 on NESN.

  • The Bruins took advantage of a chance to enjoy some basketball in a casual workout, the team is focusing on regaining health as the regular season winds down. Boston Herald
  • Charlie McAvoy was busy delivering hockey equipment to participants in the Smart Light Sports Special Needs Program. In this adaptive program, cues are given to players via lights under the playing surface. (With video) CBS Boston
  • So that’s that, no discipline for Brayden Schenn for that hit on David Krejci. Boston CBS
  • But hey, Robert Bortuzzo was slapped with a fine for cross checking Jordan Swarz, which is nice? NHL
  • Is it time to eat crow and admit that Don Sweeney was right all along about his team this season? Panel discussion. ESPN
  • For the second year, Bruce Cassidy’s Bruins are returning to the playoffs. The keys to this year’s success? The youngsters and defense, as Amalie Benjamin explains. (With video) NHL
  • Pete Blackburn is the podcast guest, and the topic is BRUINS if you skip to 30:30 mark. He does not want to be GIFboy any longer, and questions why there is all the hate for Tuukka Rask. (*NSFW* Audio, 1:44:50) Puck Soup
  • Wilkes-Barre Scranton and Providence are poised to meet in the Calder Cup playoffs yet again. The Hockey Writers
  • 2-2-3. Boston trails Tampa Bay by six points and leads Toronto by five, with one game in hand against each. The Bruins will play the Bolts twice more. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Thirty-One Thoughts is back, noting that the Panthers (with former Bruin Shawn Thornton and his experience) have thrown a lot of support behind the Stoneman Douglas high school and their hockey team, who are contending for a national championship. Marco Sturm spoke about the aftermath of Team Germany’s Olympic final and offered credit to Geoff Ward and even Claude Julien. Sportsnet
  • “...stick around- this could be a wild one here tonight in Raleigh.” Poor Cam Ward and the Hurricanes were the victims of a highly unusual blooper goal. (With video) NHL
  • As the regular season stretches on and with playoffs looming, the grind takes its toll on goaltenders. Boston Herald
  • Want to buy Phil Esposito’s old house? It just hit the market. (With photos)
  • The Stars received a yummy homemade gift from their oldest fan, who offered encouragement to Antoine Roussel. He, in turn, thanked her personally. NHL