Morning Skate: Wednesday, April 11

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, April 11

Justin Bourne has a preview of the BruinsCapitals first round series set to begin on Thursday night at TD Garden with some things to look for.

A look at some of the young hockey talents rising and falling on the NHL Central Scouting list as the junior hockey season moves toward a conclusion.

An interesting look by Pro Hockey Talk at which NHL teams benefited the most and which were hosed the most by referee calls during the 2011-12 regular season.

Sidney Crosby craves the playoff atmosphere almost as much as he craves the referees whistle when an opponent brushes up against him.

Good quotes fromWEEI.comscribe DJ Bean chronicling Benoit Pouliot finally throwing a little dirt on the Montreal Canadiens that he had saved over from last year. Will he be saying the same thing about the Bruins next year? Hmmm.

Yahoo! Sports has their playoff breakdown and the Pittsburgh Penguins are their Cup favorites. Id have to agree as long as they remain healthy.

For something completely different: a conversation with Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

Hardy: 'Celtics haven't reached that next level status'

Hardy: 'Celtics haven't reached that next level status'

Greg Hardy, Chris Mannix, and Glenn Ordway discuss what the Celtics should have done before the trade deadline, and what they need to do in the offseason in order to reach the next level in playoffs.

Highlights: Toronto Raptors 107, Boston Celtics 97

Highlights: Toronto Raptors 107, Boston Celtics 97

Watch the highlights of the Boston Celtics 107-97 loss to the Toronto Raptors