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Revisiting the 2013 ECF Bruins v. Penguins playoff series

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins - Game Three
They’re friends now. Tuukka Rask squashes then Penguin Jarome Iginla.
Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

In Bruins news you can use:

  • Kirk Luedeke dug through his personal archive for a look back to 2013. “Sweep Dreams” revisits the ECF series between the Penguins and Bruins, and that odd Jarome Iginla trade. Bonus- the HNIC video montage for the series. Scouting Post
  • And in honor of that post- sit in on the most Boston sports prank call ever. IS OWEN THERE? *NSFW* (Video, 0:34) YouTube
  • Consider the Bruins’ options for a rental player. Kevin Hayes? REALLY? CBS Boston
  • Several divisional opponents managed to upgrade their rosters this postseason- what does it mean that Boston did not attract any big names? 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • September’s exhibition games will be a long, strange trip for the Bruins, here’s why. Boston Globe
  • Lend your ears to the Beers ’n Bruins podcast. Hear from a Bruins fan about her time living in exile in Smashville rooting for Matt IrWIN, the details to know about visiting Warrior Ice Arena to see a Bruins practice (and how big an upgrade it is over Ristuccia) what play seemed to signal the end of last season’s cup run. Don’t call her Anesthesia- cue the beer tops flipping! *NSFW* (Audio, 1:48:44) Prime Time Sports Talk
  • Don’t worry- if Charlie McAvoy doesn’t make it in the NHL, he has options back home. @filipschytil

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Tommy Cross is making a final push to call the NHL his home in Ohio, now that younger players have leapfrogged him and callups in Boston only come after injuries to the regulars. Bonus: Meet Chris Wagner , who found his game in college and has perfected his hit parade. (Hard Paywall) The Athletic
  • The Oilers will help the Hlinka Gretzky tornament bring the best of the U-18 draft eligibles to Edmonton for some longed-for summer hockey action. Sportsnet