1. The Boston Bruins had the Pittsburgh Penguins right where they wanted them. At home with a commanding series lead, the Bruins swept the East's top seed with a 1-0 win. Boston defenceman Adam McQuaid had the lone, winning goal early in the third period and Tuukka Rask was perfect with 26 saves (though Zdeno Chara did lend his goaltender a hand). Next stop for the B's: the Stanley Cup final. With the Blackhawks one game away from eliminating the Kings, who would the Bruins prefer to face to increase their chances at a second Cup in three years? Vote here.
2.Fans pointed out that Game 4 wasn't the strongest showing by the Pens, while NHLers gave props and some bittersweet, congratulatory words to the Bruins. Sweeping the high-flying Penguins was an unlikely outcome, but CBCSports.ca's Tim Wharnsby writes about how the Bruins have managed to muster that kind of magic.
3. After spoiling the Kings' 15-game winning streak at the Staples Center, the red-hot Bryan Bickell is glad to be back home. The winger and his Chicago Blackhawks have a chance to end Los Angeles's run at a repeat championship Saturday at the United Center (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET). And while the Blackhawks want to keep playing with urgency, hopefully Andrew Shaw won't be stuck in another jam.