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Wilderness Walk 6-4-2013: 2-0 Edition

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The Boston Bruins put the upset in full swing as they demolished the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1 at the Consol Energy Center.

A common sight in Pittsburgh last night.
A common sight in Pittsburgh last night.
Bruce Bennett

Good Morning Wilderness, and if your feeling somewhat like a doormat this morning I would suspect you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Wow, the Boston Bruins just turned the Consol Energy over on its head. They beat up on the Penguins by a score of 6-1 and take a commanding 2-0 series lead back to Boston for game 3 on Wednesday.

Tonight the Chicago Blackhawks take their own 2-0 series lead to the West Coast as they take on the Los Angeles Kings. Tonight's game starts at 8 pm CST which should still allow you for ample sleep. I wouldn't count the Kings out quite yet, but they are going to need some serious love from the Staples Center.

Wild News

First Round Bust: Not An Expert: Looking At Minnesota Wild Predictions From July 2012
A look back at what we thought about this team almost a year ago.

Questions remain for Wild free agents Bouchard, Cullen
I think we can all make a case for keeping Matt Cullen, but here is your challenge today Wilderness. Make the case FOR keeping Pierre-Marc Bouchard.

Minnesota Wild's Best Sales Pitch for Each Top Free-Agent Target | Bleacher Report | Bleacher Report
I'm sorry about the slide show, but it's about the Wild. With that kind of news being hard to come by I'll take what I can get right now.

Off The Trail

Penguins humiliated in Game 2, as Bruins dominate for 2-0 series lead | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Dominate is almost to kind a word for what the Bruins did to the Penguins last night.

Here are details of the Chicago-L.A. mayoral wager on ‘Hawks-Kings | ProHockeyTalk
Sounds like these guys love food ...

Official: ‘Hawks sign star Finnish goalie | ProHockeyTalk
Reports are coming out now that Finnish goalie Antti Raanta has chosen the Chicago Blackhawks. Edmonton Oilers fans have put down a huge retainer on psychologists in their local area.

Corey Crawford has been ‘awesome’ | ProHockeyTalk
He has been simply awesome this whole post-season after facing some tough critics before the season.

And here’s a picture of a junior hockey player’s head going through the glass | Backhand Shelf
Ouch ....

Why referees “put the whistle away” late in games | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Because calling a random late game penalty that negates a goal or creates a penalty shot is just stupid.

Wayne Gretzky believes it’s ‘very unlikely’ he’ll be NY Rangers head coach | Puck Daddy
Me too Wayne... me too.

Pending UFA Bickell set to cash in this offseason | ProHockeyTalk
I'd imagine with each puck he puts in the net this post-season he hears a loud "KA-CHING!"

One reporter’s perspective on dealing with John Tortorella for four years | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
A very deep look into a press conference with John Tortorella.

Mike Milbury as Rangers coach? No, Islanders blog just trolling NYR fans | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
LOL! Twitter can be a tool for trolls, this is great.

NHL player uses social media to return a lost wallet | For The Win
Pretty sweet move of Bissonnette. Losing ones wallet can be a major pain in the rear.