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How do you like “marshmallow” Marcus Johansson and Charlie Coyle now?

Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game Seven
Marcus Johansson and Charlie Coyle- all that’s missing is chocolate and graham crackers.
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With Game #1 in the bag, the Bruins host the Blue Jackets once again tomorrow night at 8:00PM on NBC.

  • Review Game #1 in a nutshell, with GIFs. HockeyBuzz Bonus- Kudos to Danton Heinen for heroics to avoid being offside as he set up the game winning goal Reddit and a bit of gamesmanship (?) by Bad Brad Marchand. Sporting News
  • There’s nothing like nailing the game winning goal in overtime at TD Garden for the kid from Weymouth, MA. NHL
  • Give “Magic Johansson” his credit. Now the Bruins finally have their third pairing in order. WEEI
  • Then give Bruce Cassidy his due as well for fruitful roster and line tinkering. Boston Herald
  • Among three observations from the game is that David Pastrnak has gone quiet. Bruins Daily
  • Sure, the Bruins won- but ominously, David Krejci was injured. 985 The Sports Hub
  • The loss marked the first loss in Columbus’ postseason this year. Former Bruin Riley Nash nearly played the spoiler. Sports Illustrated
  • Sergei Bobrovsky was ready to go at puck drop- he very nearly commited larceny for his team. Boston Herald
  • “America’s team” seemed to have the Bruins right where they wanted them, and then they didn’t. Columbus Dispatch
  • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Todd Angilly- mixologist and the man with the golden throat. (How ‘bout that strong Rhode Island accent when he speaks?) (Video, 2:16) TurnTo10

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Stars lost their Game #1 against the Blues. Defending Big D
  • Never tell me the odds! With all the carnage in the first round, guess who is now standing head and shoulders atop Stanley Cup predictions?
  • Surprise! Maple Leafs fans are calling for Mike Babcock’s head on a spike. Pension Plan Puppets
  • First round Stanley Cup matchups boosted cable viewership numbers for NBC Sports- one in particular set a new record. NBC Sports
  • Marketing NHL star players is no longer taboo. Stars & Stripes
  • There is more fallout from that odd Vegas Golden Knights v. Sharks Game #7. BarDown
  • Coincidence? The Monsters (Blue Jackets affiliate) eliminated the Crunch (Lightning affiliate) from the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs. Jackets Cannon
  • This video compilation from the first round celebrates the odd, noteworthy, and funny from players, officials, broadcasters, and fans. Included are a Noel Acciari hit, David Krejci set up in an odd spot, a gift goal for Danton Heinen, and some rando Leafs fan’s head. (Video, 11:47) NHL