Fresh Links: C Note. Bruins chase Sergei Bobrovski, beat BlueJackets 6-2. Brad Marchand named NHL 3rd Star of March, hits scoring milestone. Jake DeBrusk potted a…

Fresh Links: C Note. Bruins chase Sergei Bobrovski, beat BlueJackets 6-2. Brad Marchand named NHL 3rd Star of March, hits scoring milestone. Jake DeBrusk potted a...

Fresh Links: C Note. Bruins chase Sergei Bobrovski, beat BlueJackets 6-2. Brad Marchand named NHL 3rd Star of March, hits scoring milestone. Jake DeBrusk potted a flukey goal (#1 of 2) Marcus Johansson scored his 1st as a Bruin, Karson Kuhlman’s hard work rewarded with a goal. NHL April Fools pranks. Lightning team flight dodged a bullet. – Stanley Cup of Chowder

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Brad Marchand hit the 100 point mark in the Bruins win

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Apr 3, 2019, 12:02pm EDT

Pinball wizards- Brandon Carlo collided with Cam Atkinson, as Zdeno Chara cooly played on.Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins are locked into playoff home ice advantage with a 6-2 win over the Blue Jackets and a little help from the Whalercanes. On to Minnesota for tomorrow night, 8:00PM on NESN.

In addition to his scoring milestone, Brad Marchand has been honored by the NHL. The man is en fuego! Bruins NHL
Aside from the win, other outcomes round the NHL helped the Bruins, but added insult to injury for the Blue Jackets’ chances to clinch a playoff berth. John Tortorella summed it up pretty well. Boston.com
For two games, the Bruins couldn’t buy puck luck. Pinball wizard Jake DeBrusk changed all that with this improbable goal to open the scoring. CBS Sports

Debrusk scored another, four other Bruins lit the lamp, and Sergei Bobrovsky got the hook in the second period. Boston Herald

Marcus Johansson notched his first Bruin goal, at the 2;33 mark of the opening period. (Video, 0:54) Streamable, via Reddit

Karson Kuhlman is looking like the right winger that the Bruins sought all season. WEEI

Columbus remained off the scoreboard until the third period, Tuukka Rask saved 32 of 34 shots. 985 The Sports Hub

The Bruins are not in the clear, and still have issues to address as demonstrated by the previous losses to the Panthers and Red Wings. Sentinel & Enterprise

Bruins v. Maple Leafs tilts have always been fun- remember this first-round playoff series from fifty years ago, in which Bobby Orr was concussed? Kukla’s Korner
The horror- the Maple Leafs are facing the Bruins in the first round yet again. Mike Babcock is under pressure, Toronto has spared no expense, and yet something still seems amiss. Forbes

In Providence, the PBruins cling to the final playoff spot. Here’s an assessment of this week’s action. Rinkside Rhode Island

NHL Standings:

In a nutshell, here are the pairings and eliminated teams if the postseason began today. Sports Illustrated

In the Eastern conference picture following last night’s action, the Wild Card spots have, well, gone wild. NHL

In the Western Conference picture- congratulations to the Stars! NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

Take a look back at Boston pro athletes’ first Tweets. No, that’s Kevin Millar, NOT Kevan Miller, by the way. Boston.com

There were a few pranks on April Fool’s Day, here’s a synopsis. NBC Sports

The Lightning are sighing in relief after a team flight required an emergency landing last week. BarDown

You can buy Blake Wheeler’s former Boca Raton estate for pocket change- it would be a great spot for Stanley Cup parties. Chicago Tribune

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