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Hockey Is Back In Boston

from Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe,

The irony didn’t occur to many of the 17,565 in attendance, as they joyously jumped up and down celebrating yet another one-goal playoff win by the Bruins Monday night at TD Garden by serenading their skating idols to the strains of the Standells’ “Dirty Water.’’ Yup, it’s still not safe to sip the H20 around town, but it is encouraged to drink in the playoff run of the team that plays on iced-over aqua.

The Bruins are now two wins from their first conference final since 1992, when Mario Lemieux was the star of the Penguins and not the team’s owner.

The Bruins have tapped into the passion for pucks in this town, which had been dormant this season, much like the beat-up and belittled Bruins, and it’s overflowing with goodwill with the Bruins up two games to none in their best-of-seven second-round playoff series with the Flyers.

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Flyers Style Motivates Bruins

from Jerry Spar of the Big Bad Blog at WEEI,

Asked about advice the 42-year-old veteran gave to the team’s younger players, Recchi said: “This is a great time of year right now. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Don’t let the pressure grab you. If you do that, you’re going to really have a good time with this and we’re going to be a better team for it.”

The Flyers have been trying to get under the Bruins’ skin in the first two games, but Recchi said all they’ve done is “wake the sleeping giant.” Said Recchi: “When we get involved in these games, we seem to really get the emotion and are able to play a better hockey game.”

Recchi said the key reason for the Bruins’ late-season turnaround was the team sticking together. “We believed in ourselves in the dressing room, and what we were trying to do,” he said. “We knew we weren’t consistent, so we really didn’t give [the fans] a lot of reasons to believe in us….”

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Afternoon Line- Part 2

“The one thing is that, for me, we’re up 2-0 in this series. We won two big home games. We’ve got to stay focused here and stay focused on our game and not be distracted by what’s being said.  o me, it’s pretty obvious. The guy (Carcillo) yesterday, when you watch replays, everybody’s seen how he embellishes. So it’s hard to believe a guy when you see stuff that he does. We really don’t pay attention to that. We’re focused on staying the course here and doing our job and that’s the main thing.”

-Boston Bruins Coach Claude Julien.  More on the Bruins from Matt Kalman of the The Bruins Blog.

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Afternoon Line

We continue to acknowledge that we have wildly underestimated the Boston Bruins (as the Buffalo Sabres might have). The Bruins are 5-0 at home this spring and have killed off 26 of 28 power-play attempts. They also have allowed opponents to score with the man advantage in only one of eight games.

-Scott Burnside of ESPN where you can find more hockey topics.

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Jan Kodes, Wimbledon Champ, Makes A Trade With Derek Sanderson

from World Tennis Magazine,

I am Derek Sanderson, a Boston Bruins hockey player.” He was one of the NHL’s most productive offensive players of that era, won Stanley Cup twice in 1970 and 1972!

I thought to myself: “Gee, this is unbelievable; such a star is sitting next to me!” We engaged in a conversation and discussed many topics – hockey, tennis… and suddenly I remembered: Damn, my brother-in-law and the skates! Should I ask Derek about it or should I not? Wouldn’t it be embarrassing?

At last I pulled the courage and asked: “Listen, would you be able to help me with something?” “What do you need?”

I explained to him that my brother-in-law was also a hockey player and needed some decent skates; at that he said: “Look, that’s not a problem. You give me your racket, I’ll give you skates.”

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Lucic Delivers

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Lucic hasn’t been horrible this season, but he hasn’t been anywhere near the tower of glower and power that he was his first two seasons in Black and Gold. A broken finger and an ankle sprain deprived him of two critical tools — the finger cutting back on his fight game, the ankle diminishing his skating game.

The day before Game 6 of the first-round series against Buffalo, coach Claude Julien said Lucic just had “to get his head around things.’’ In other words, it was time for the big lug to start moving his feet, smacking people into the boards, getting back in touch with the inner beast that unexpectedly won him a spot on the Boston roster in his first training camp in September 2007.

Lucic was far more himself last night, even before the nifty dipsy-doodle in the slot, the quick half slap, the delightful dance amid the roar of the building. He finished with two shots and three hits, and linemates David Krejci and Miroslav Satan combined for 3 points.

more and watch his game winning goal below…

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Evening Line

Last time I have been bit was in grade school. It is not a good feeling it is pretty cowardly.

-Dan Carcillo of the Philadelphia Flyers who claims Marc Savard of the Bruins bit him tonight during a scrum.  More from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files.

Watch Carcillo post-game as he talks about the incident.

added 12:35am 5/3/10, from James Murphy of NESN,

Savard gave his version of what may as well be known as BiteGate for the remainder of this series.

“He pummeled my face, pulled on my teeth, so I guess that’s biting when a guy tries to pull your teeth out like [he did],” Savard claimed. “I don’t know. I don’t see how that is biting. Yeah, I mean, he embellishes stuff. Obviously, under the pile, you try to pull out my front teeth, so if that’s a bite then I don’t know what to say.”

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Marco Sturm Out Of The Playoffs Due To Knee Injury

via Fluto Shinzawa of Bruins Blog,

Marco Sturm has been diagnosed with a right knee injury that will knock him out for the rest of the year. Sturm suffered the injury during yesterday’s opening shift after attempting to throw a check on Matt Carle.

“It’s unfortunate news for our hockey club and certainly for him,” said Julien, “who battled through a major injury last year and was really looking forward to these playoffs.”

It’s expected that Shawn Thornton, a healthy scratch in Game 1, will re-enter the lineup tomorrow.

via Shawn Roarke tweet,

Sturm’s injury is torn ACL and MCL in right knee. He could be out at least 7 months.

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Marc Savard Scores In OT To End An Entertaining Overtime Period

Savard with the game winner, Bruins go up 1-0 against the Flyers.

added 3:53pm, Watch the OT goal.  Boy, Savard must feel great after missing almost two months.

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A Bit Of Revenge May Be On Laviolette’s Mind

from Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post,

Much like Bill Barber and John Stevens in Philadelphia, Laviolette had proven himself in the American Hockey League, by winning a Calder Cup with the Providence Bruins, and had served one year as a Bruins assistant under Mike Keenan.

At 36, he was ready to take on his dream job as head coach of the team he grew up worshiping, but the Bruins handed him his walking papers.

“My allegiance hasn’t been in Boston since they fired me,” Laviolette said.

In fact, Laviolette was not fired by the Bruins, he just wasn’t retained. The club went outside the organization by hiring Robbie Ftorek, and Laviolette bolted for the head-coaching job on Long Island.

“I’m not being disrespectful of Boston, but that’s the nature of coaching,” Laviolette said. “When I was coaching the Islanders, I couldn’t care less about Boston.

“But those days are gone. I’m not a kid anymore, and Bobby Orr doesn’t skate on the ice out there. Those days are gone….

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