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Marchand, Marchand, Marchand

NHL: Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning
A little less of this, please (Brad Marchand)
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins face the Blue Jackets in Columbus tonight for Game #4 with an opportunity to even up their second round series. Tune in at 7:30PM on NBCSN.

  • Brad Marchand in the spotlight? Not again! @PuckBuddys
  • The Bettman reports that the NHL Department of Player Safety has warned Brad Marchand over what Marchand called a response to Jake DeBrusk receiving jabs at netfront. TSN
  • The kerfuffle marks a turnaround from the reporting on how well-behaved he had been. Even Bruce Cassidy will be wagging his finger. NHL
  • Looking at the incident, what sort of shenanigans rise to the level of supplemental discipline in the playoffs? The Hockey News
  • Maybe a well-rested David Backes can dig deep and be a difference maker in Game #4. Boston Herald
  • Brandon Carlo has faith- the Bruins will get past Sergei Bobrovsky. NHL
  • Look to see Anton Blidh back in Black & Gold next season, and the one after that. 985 The Sports Hub
  • The PBruins were eliminated from the Calder Cup playoffs. Here’s one last assessment of the final week of their season. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • And that’s all she wrote for the Providence Bruins this season. Take a look back at the season that was. Bruins Daily

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In other Stanley Cup Playoff series: A bunch of jerks Hurricanes and their backup goaltender are now poised to sweep the Islanders after winning last night 5-2. NHL The Dallas Stars rallied to beat the Blues 4-2, evening their series at two games apiece. NHL
  • Todd Ewen’s widow, Kelli Ewen, will have her day in court over the NHL’s strategy of professed ingnorance regarding the long-term damage of brain trauma, even as the league reaped profits from a “culture of violence.” (With video) TSN
  • Ewen’s story is a heartbreaking case in point. The Atlantic