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The Jacobs family and Delaware North are in the spotlight

Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins
Hey there, it’s been awhile. (Former Bruins Chuck Kobasew and the late Steve Montador)
Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • What more do we need in these times of trouble than a heart-swelling address from our alternate captain, Patrice Bergeron? NESN
  • As the situation drags on, Bruins are missing out on career miletones. WEEI
  • Need some good news? Check in with some of the Bruins’ prospects. The Hockey Writers
  • Staff cuts and payroll cuts- welcome to Delaware North. Meanwhile, in Montreal, Claude Julien and Marc Bergevin have stepped up to take one for the team. Providence Journal
  • The optics on the Jacobs family’s response to the situation are not flattering. HockeyBuzz
  • Beware the potential for unintended consequences- unionizing. Boston Herald
  • It’s all in the master Jacobs plan, muahahahaha! NO, REALLY! Crown Times
  • Offered in juxtaposition, there is such a thing as the Boston Bruins MIAA Sportsmanship award, and here is this year’s winner. Salem News

Got plans?

  • We have an embarassment of riches tonight- the first feature is a Bruins v. Senators classic from March, 2009. The puck drop is automatically set for 6:00PM. @Dafoomie
  • Secondly, NESN is replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup run games. Last night, the Bruins dug themselves into a two game hole to the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on home ice in Boston. Join us for a reprise game thread tonight for a backs-to-the-wall Game #3 at the Centre Bell at 8:00PM. (Current airing schedule NESN)

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • AS IF! The Lightning overtook the Bruins in the standings in simulated play. Catch up with the virtual season results from yesterday. The Hockey News
  • At the national level, current events have prompted the NHL to postpone a number of annual events. NBC Sports Boston
  • It is time to officially pull the plug on the regular season. There are safety and economic costs that keep rising. ESPN
  • 31 Thoughts is up, and (#1) Patrice Bergeron spoke about what makes his team so special, and relates his favorite Zdeno Chara tale. Going into the season, (#7) Blake Wheeler was realistic in his expectations. Sportsnet
  • Bauer Hockey (manufacturers of the famous Dennis Seidenberg skates in the illustration) has shifted gears to produce Personal Protective Equiment for healtcare workers. Sporting News
  • Here’s an appreciation of fun surrounding the actual hockey that we miss so dearly. Silver Seven Sens
  • Stuck at home? Here’s a clever workout for you and your entire family, including pets. @Sergach98
  • Grab your library card and join Logan Couture for his new book club. Fear the Fin
  • It was Doc Emrick at the mic for the call on his windshield wiper installation. Sporting News
  • Mark the passing of an outstanding gentleman with a singular name- Elton John Bruins. WHTC