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The Bruins have excelled in leadership that integrates players called upon to be “the next man up”

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs
Leading by deliberate example. (Zdeno Chara)
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Just a couple of days until the STANLEY CUP FINAL!

  • This Bruins team has been purpose built for the precise attribute that got them through the bumpy early stretch of the regular season and into the Final. Providence Journal
  • Zdeno Chara has been the architect of the culture that forms the underpinnings of Boston’s success. His vision for his legacy is more than just the sum of his own numbers. NHL
  • Five current Bruins bring previous Final experience to the table. Fox Sports
  • Cam Neely may never have hoisted the Stanley Cup while wearing skates, but a pair of oxfords will do just fine. MassLive
  • Absent from today’s practice- David Krejci. @AmalieBenjamin
  • A young Jaroslav Halak left home to play in Maine, where his compete level became his calling card. He, too, played for the St. Louis Blues at one point. Boston Herald
  • Providence College prepared Noel Acciari for his chance to be a Bruin. Providence Journal
  • Show me! Trent Frederic is in a Bruins uniform facing his hometown team- he won’t tell his friends and family for whom they must cheer.
  • The series outcome is anyone’s guess, unless you believe SCIENCE. CBS Boston
  • Apparently his teammates’ chirp game is strong when good-natured Jake DeBrusk is the target. From Fortnite to footy and even driving skills, he takes it all in stride. (Video, 1:10) @NBCSCameraGuys
  • Another benefit of home ice advantage? Patrice Bergeron was able to take his kids out on the ice. Awwwwww! (With video) NESN
  • Greg Wyshynski has updated his compilation of Brad Marchand’s Top 25 “heel moments” just in time for the Final. ESPN
  • Happy Birthday to everyone’s favorite goofy little brother goal sniper. @NHLBruins

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • WE ARE THE NEWS: There are plenty of local boys playing in this Final series. NHL
  • Performances by Lil Nas X and Chase Rice will kick off the festivities before Game #1. Boston Herald