Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 6/6/13

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Gregory Campbell of the Boston Bruins during pre-game warm ups prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 16, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
The Stanley Cup Playoffs bring out the best in hockey players. For those who get a chance to take part in the greatest spectacle in all of sports, it’s an opportunity to realize a childhood dream; the ability to hoist a 35-pound chalice over your head, give it a big kiss, then pass it off to a teammate. In order to win, players do whatever it takes to help their team even if it means sacrificing their own health and safety in order to do so. This was evident during Wednesday night’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the second period of the contest, the Bruins received a penalty for having too many men on the ice. While Shawn Thornton was in the penalty box serving the bench minor, Bruins pivot Gregory Campbell did something that epitomized the word “selfless.” As you can see in the video, Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin wound up to take a slapshot from the point. Campbell slid in front of Malkin and successfull...
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