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Here’s hoping it is good for the Bruins tonight as well.

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Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Four
Hockey hugs (Charlie McAvoy, Zdeno Chara, and Patrice Bergeron)
Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Tonight is Game #5 of the Bruins v. Maple Leafs series. Tune into NESN at 7:00PM for all the action. (NBCSN is also an option.)

  • Expect the unexpected, as Bruce Cassidy looks deep into his roster crystal ball. Providence Journal
  • Another unexpected twist is Brad Marchand composedly taking care of business. This is NOT good news for Toronto. The Hockey News
  • This Bruins v. Maple Leafs series has been exactly what was predicted, as befits an Original Six matchup. Bruins Daily
  • Tonight’s Game #5 winner will be well positioned to move on to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but history has not always smiled upon Boston in this situation. CBS Boston
  • It would certainly be nice if Sean Kuraly were available to play. Providence Journal
  • Marc Savard will be in the house tonight for the first time since the Bruins won the cup. NBC Boston
  • Meanwhile, the PBruins are in the Calder Cup Playoffs, and will face the Charlotte Checkers- their series opens this Saturday and Sunday at home in Providence. Bruins Daily

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Last night’s playoff Game #5 results around the NHL: The Hurricanes evened their series by slipping past the Capitals at the last second 2-1. The Caps ominously lost T.J. Oshie for the foreseeable future. The Blues bested the Jets 3-2, and now lead their series 3-2 as well. The Golden Knights only need one more game to clinch, but lost to the Sharks 5-2. New York Times This comprehensive synopsis sheet offers all you need to know. NHL
  • NHL player or character in Game of Thrones? Bruins fans will ace this quiz. The Tennesean
  • The change starts with US- quit berating officials! Mercury News
  • It has been a long, convoluted process, but the Derek Sanderson biopic “Turk” now has a director. Deadline