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The Bruins need to buckle down and move to the second round tonight in Toronto

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four
Lookin’ at you and your linemates to bring it again, Sean Kuraly

The Boston Bruins return to Toronto having failed to eliminate the the Maple Leafs in front of the hometown crowd in Game #5 on Saturday. It is time to end this at 7:00 PM on NESN and NBCSN.

  • A slow start will not be sufficient going forward. Anton Khudobin was good in relief, but Tuukka Rask will be tapped to Finnish the job tonight. Fox Sports
  • The Leafs were justthisclose to seeing a repeat of 2013. Sportsnet
  • Sometimes the best strategy is to compartmentalize and march forward. WEEI
  • A playoff series is all about the adjustments. Patriot Ledger
  • Bruce Cassidy will need to tweak the team’s strategy- the Bruins will then need to show up to work on time and follow the plan. CBS Boston
  • Boston could also use contributions from the second and third lines. Hey, at least the fourth line was clicking! NHL
  • Numbers don’t lie, and so far the Patrice Bergeron/Brad Marchand/David Pastrnak line is gettin’ ‘er done against Toronto. TSN
  • Saturday was not Rask’s finest hour. Despite his willingness to fall on his own sword, his teammates were not at their best defensively, either. WEEI
  • There are clearly still some speedbumps left for the Bruins to work through. South Coast Today
  • Meanwhile, in the Calder Cup playoffs, the PBruins bounced back 5-3 against the Phantoms in their Game #2 behind two Peter Cehlarik goals. Bruins Daily
  • Their series now stands at 1-1. Here are the bullet points from the weekend, including a very sorry penalty kill performance in the playoffs. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Jack Edwards sat with Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman for their 31 Thoughts podcast (skip to about the 20:00 mark) and spoke about the software he developed to aggregate info for his broadcasts and has been trying to market, his take on Tim Thomas, and why NBC hurts regional broadcasters and does not tap him to call Bruins games. (audio, 1:14:53) Sportsnet

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of other playoff races: The Lightning await their second round opponent after eliminating the Devils in 5 games. (Hey Bruins, let’s not keep them waiting for that news, k?) Raw Charge The Penguins have eliminated the Flyers in six games, and await either the Capitals or Blue Jackets. NHL The Predators sent the Avalanche packing with a huge shutout win. Sportsnet
  • “The Sporanos meets Slap Shot” when an indulgent mob boss acquired the Danbury Trashers, named his high-schooler son as GM, and signed Brent Gretzky and Jon “Nasty” Mirasty. The Atlantic