Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/17/13
Entering Thursday night, three games had been played in the 2013 Stanley Cup conference semfinals, and were decided by a combined 10-2 score. Then one of the NHL's oldest rivalries renewed, and one of its newest intensified, and we finally got that exciting playoff hockey we've come accustomed to. The Bruins and Rangers got us started with an OT thriller in Game 1, and the Kings and Sharks capped the night with a beauty in LA -- a game which saw one team score two goals in the final two minutes to turn a one-goal loss into a 4-3 win . First, Boston hosted the New York Rangers for Game 1 of thier series -- the first playoff meeting between the Original Six teams since 1973. But it was a day that nearly wasn't for the Bruins' Brad Marchand, who was injured in the morning skate and nearly didn't play. But he did make it to the TD Garden for the game. And boy did he play. Marchand had perhaps his best game of the playoffs, scoring his first goal of the postseason -- and his first car...
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