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Fresh Links: Sail On

The Bruins swept through Carolina and on to the Stanley Cup Final

Boston Bruins v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Four
You never know who you’ll meet in a handshake line (Dougie Hamilton and Tuukka Rask)
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Bruins scored four to shut out Carolina, sweeping through the Eastern Conference Final and ahead to the Stanley Cup Final. Now the team returns to Boston awaiting an opponent and a start date.

  • Game recap- mental fatigue shackled the Canes, and their special teams just weren’t. ESPN
  • The Bruins stars and rookies just seem to be synching into alignment and peaking simultaneously in this post season. Boston Herald
  • Three bullet points from the game include recognition for the “Perfection Line.” Bruins Daily
  • By the numbers, Selke smooth Patrice Bergeron and his line shut down whichever Carolina line they were assigned. WEEI
  • Why did the Bruins advance? A quartet of factors were in play, including Tuukka Rask’s performance. CBS Boston
  • Rest. The Bruins have been working hard this post season, now there is some time to heal. 985 The Sports Hub
  • Without Zdeno Chara, Boston’s young defensemen stepped up and played heavy minutes in a masterful defensive game. WEEI
  • David Backes will finally get his chance at a Cup after 13 long seasons of waiting and hoping. He may be facing a very familiar opponent. Boston Globe
  • Charlie McAvoy posted a celly on Instagram that Tom Brady might find familiar.
  • Don Sweeney is a finalist for NHL General Manager of the Year. WEEI
  • NBCSN, never change! A minutes-long montage of Bad Brad Marchand aired last night pregame (video, 3:14) NBCSN, now get a load of this latest salvo. NBC
  • Nevermind that, enjoy this handshake line and trophy presentation. (Video, 8:14) YouTube

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In other news about the Stanley Cup Final: WE ARE THE NEWS. NHL
  • One former Canadiens fan based in Montreal is really enjoying current events. Montreal Gazette
  • So, what do (now did) all four teams in the Conference Finals have in common? Trick question! Bleedin’ Blue
  • You’ve read about him here in Fresh Links- check in on 97-year-old beer leaguer Mark Sertich. Star Tribune