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BOSTON - NOVEMBER 05: Paul Mara #22 of the Montreal Canadiens knocks the puck away from Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins on November 5, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Brad Marchand pondered the question for a moment. Sure, his counterpunch goal late in the first period paved the way for Boston's 6-1 romp over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night. But the turning point that sends the Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals? ''It's tough to say,'' Marchand said. ''We're a long way from there.'' Maybe, but the Bruins are considerably closer than the reeling Penguins. Frustrating top-seeded Pittsburgh and its roster of stars at every turn, Boston took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, doubling down on its impressive 3-0 win in Game 1 by blowing out the Penguins on their home ice. Marchand bookended the first period with goals - including one just moments after Pittsburgh scored for the first time in the series - as the Bruins moved within two victories of their second appearance in the finals in three seasons. Not that Boston wants to talk about it. This is the same franchise that blew a 3-0 lead in...
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