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One chilly afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium heralded a turnaround for this Bruins team.

2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Boston Bruins v Chicago Blackhawks
Torey Krug arrives in his Peaky Blinders attire at Notre Dame Stadium
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The Bruins await the outcome of the Western Conference Final, and use their time wisely.

  • The watershed moment of Boston’s season? Think “Peaky Blinders” and Notre Dame Stadium. Boston Herald
  • The Bruins are using this long interim to invest in scouting, strategizing, and scrimmaging- and maybe little bit of TV watching. Patriot Ledger
  • When it comes to a long spell between games, how much time is too much? HockeyBuzz
  • In news of the walking wounded, Zdeno Chara appears closest to a return, while Kevan Miller and Chris Wagner are looking doubtful. TSN
  • One smallish Bruin has proven to be one large contributor to his team’s post season success. NBC Sports
  • Despite the uncertainty of being traded, Charlie Coyle was glad to hear his destination. It isn't the speed within individual games that surprises him now, it is how fast the whole season has flown by as a whole. NHL
  • Tuukka Rask’s legacy may be personal, but he will still need his team to help push him over the top. WEEI
  • As for the team as a whole, how did they get here? Thank their crazy depth. The Hockey Writers
  • This Stanley Cup Final appearance caps years of work behind the scenes. Boston Herald
  • Brad Marchand observed that the Bruins’ core group from the 2011 Stanley Cup winning team has one bittersweet reason to leave everything on the ice this year. NBC Sports

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In Western Conference Final news- start thinking about the Blues, who are pushing the Sharks to the brink of elimination. NHL
  • The Sharks not only lost several players to injury, they also racked up penalties. This makes two losses in a row, after the Game #4 shutout. San Jose Mercury News
  • Is it too soon to ask which NHL teams will be making the eye-popping transactions in the off-season? The Hockey News
  • Dennis Seidenberg reminisced about the Game #6 loss to the Blackhawks in the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at home in Boston that left the team reeling, and now wishes his former teammates well, seeing a rested Tuukka Rask as a key to success. (Original, In German) NHL (in English translation) Google