Originally written May 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
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This is certainly not going to be easy for the Bruins. That’s probably a little bit of an understatement, not to mention oversimplified, but the Bruins will certainly have their work cut out for themselves in the Eastern Conference final against the Penguins. The usually defensive-minded Bruins will have to take that prowess in their own end to a whole new level on Saturday night when the best-of-seven games series begins in Pittsburgh. They’re no longer facing the Rangers or even the Maple Leafs. Pittsburgh is high-octane, and they’re deep. It will be the ultimate test for Boston, and it’s going to take a heckuva effort from everyone to slow the Flightless Birds down. When you look at the Penguins’ roster, it’s easy to see there’s no shortage of star power. Sidney Crosby, in the eyes of many, is the best player on the planet right now. Evgeni Malkin is one year removed from winning the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. Kris Letang is an offensive-minded defenseman w...
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