Found May 28, 2012 on NESN.com:
When the Bruins won the Stanley Cup last June, many on the team pointed to how the team came together during its long season-opening trip to Europe. The bonds formed in Belfast and Prague helped bring a tight-knit team even closer together, and that chemistry and camaraderie was a big part of their success. The 2010-11 Bruins aren't the only recent NHL club to benefit from a European excursion. Each of the last three Cup winners started their championship seasons in Europe, and this year's Kings can make it four straight. The Penguins began the trend back in 2008-09 when...
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