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The Bruins pause for some rest and recovery before Thursday’s Game #4

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Three
Brad Marchand snaps off a shot
Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

The Bruins will return to face a still desperate Maple Leafs team for First Round, Game #4 in Toronto on Thursday at 7:00 PM on NBCSN and NESN.

  • The good news? Rick Nash didn’t seem to have too much rust to shake off in his return to action, and the team may again have the pleasure of Matt Grzelcyk’s company. Boston Globe
  • After two days of rest and having now seen the Maple Leafs’ hand, don’t expect to see Boston be stymied a second time. WEEI
  • Toronto is just tickled to finally see the series kick off. NO, REALLY! The Beaverton
  • One win by the desperate Leafs does not negate Boston’s strong performance in the series. Sportsnet
  • The Bruins have moved on from a bogus call that resulted in a power play goal against them. CBS Boston
  • The Maple Leafs mostly capitalized on stretch plays and their speed in Monday’s win. Defending this is easier said than done. Sportsnet
  • Take a look at the adjustments Mike Babcock made to bog down Boston. NESN
  • Which version of Frederik Andersen will show up for the remainder of the series? CBS Boston
  • Eight observations from the game include yeoman’s work by Jake DeBrusk and that Charlie McAvoy should not hesitate to let shots fly. Boston Globe
  • Meanwhile, in Providence, the PBruins will look to solid performaces from Austin Czarnik and Zane McIntyre to play deep into the Calder Cup playoffs. The Phantoms will be their first round opponent. Bruins Daily
  • Here is the summary from the PBruins’ final weekend in regular season action. Poor Peter Cehlarik is on the mend again. Rinkside Rhode Island

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Farewell to Kings- the Las Vegas Golden Knights now adance to the second round, having swept Los Angeles. NHL
  • Here is how the rest of the pack fared in first round action last night. NHL
  • And then you feel shame. Dig into this long piece on the history of hockey’s hot seat, the penalty box- where popcorn and chocolate might offset fan venom, and the bench may serve as someone’s final resting place. Sports Illustrated