If you're anything like those of us here at NHL.com, you're ready for some hockey.
After a two-day break following Vancouver's 1-0 victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Canucks and Boston Bruins
get back on the ice tonight at Rogers Arena (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, RDS). Expect both teams to come out with lots of pent-up energy after their back-to-back days off -- time spent practicing and answering a myriad of questions from the media covering the Final.
As you get ready to enjoy Game 2, here is your daily NHL.com Reading List, a set of quick links to some of the stories you won't want to miss:
Bruins still confident
Losing Game 1 of the Final is nothing new to the Bruins this spring -- they've dropped the opening game in three of the four series they've played. But they've rebounded to win after falling behind Montreal in the opening round and Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Finals, and as Dave Lozo writes
, they're confident they can do it again.
The biggest Bruin
At 6-foot-9, Zdeno Chara
is the biggest player in the history of the Boston Bruins
. But as Corey Masisak writes
, Chara really is the biggest presence on the Bruins -- he's a physical force on the blue line, a key to the power play and, as captain, a leader on and off the ice.
The third Sedin
isn't Swedish, and his last name isn't Sedin. But he's worked hard to earn his role riding shotgun with Henrik and Daniel. Dan Rosen talks
with Burrows and with New York Islanders
scout Trent Klatt
about being the third wheel with the twins.
New look for Canucks' blue line
The Vancouver Canucks
say defenseman Dan Hamhuis
, who left with an injury in Game 1, is day-to-day. But he didn't practice Friday, when the Canucks used a variety of pairings on D. Dan Rosen takes a look
at how Vancouver's blue line could be different for Game 2.
Malhotra skates; will he play?
was back on the ice at Vancouver's practice Friday and could make his playoff debut Saturday night -- less than three months after taking a puck in the eye that was expected to end his season. Dhiren Mahiban was at practice
and looks at the possible effects of Malhotra's return.
Cory's story / Behind the Rask
Both backup goaltenders, Cory Schneider
of the Canucks and Tuukka Rask
of the Bruins, are sharing their thoughts with NHL.com readers during the Final.
There's been a lot of pre-draft chatter that Red Deer center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
will be the No. 1 pick in next month's Entry Draft. But as the top prospects went through their paces during the fitness testing portion of the NHL Scouting Combine, Mike G. Morreale looks at
two other candidates for the top spot -- Swedes Gabriel Landeskog
and Adam Larsson