May 28, 2013

Opening Faceoff: Tuesday, May 28

By Benjamin Woodward

Former Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson (Riverside, R.I.), who cracked our list of the 100 greatest players from New England, turns 58 today. (Getty Images)

Today on NEHJ

Our Andy Merritt looks at the postseason success of Dan Paille, Shawn Thornton and Greg Campbell, and how a little Merlot magic helped the Bruins breeze past the Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Good Reads’s Joe Haggerty reports that Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bruins and the Penguins will begin on Saturday at 8 PM in Pittsburgh.

Chris Adamski from has an interesting piece on how current Bruins’ forward and longtime Penguins’ legend Jaromir Jagr still remains a part of the Pittsburgh locker room.

Yahoo’s Puck-Daddy blog has ten storylines to keep an eye out for during the upcoming series between the Bruins and Penguins.

Quick Hits

The Chicago Blackhawks were able to capture a 4-3 victory over the Red Wings last night in Detroit to force a Game 7 back at the United Center on Wednesday evening.

Tonight will mark the first Game 7 of this year’s second round when the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings meet at the Staples Center. Puck drop is set for 9:00 PM eastern time.

History Lesson

Former Toronto Maple Leafs head coach and Riverside, R.I., native Ron Wilson turns 58 years old today. In 177 NHL games during his playing career, Wilson scored 26 goals and added 67 assists.

Entirely Off-Topic

According to this Yahoo! story, one Burger King employee was able to cleverly foil a robbery attempt at his restaurant

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