Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 7 SCF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

For the first time since 1972, the Boston Bruins have a chance to hoist the Stanley Cup. Lots of storylines heading into this game; Mason Raymond would be out for Vancouver after getting injured in game six, this was most likely Mark Recchi’s final game in the NHL, this was the first game seven

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 4 SCF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

After blowing out Vancouver 8-1 in game three, the Bruins looked to tie the series 2-2 in game four. Unfortunately for the Bruins, they would be without Nathan Horton, who was ruled out with a severe concussion and would miss the rest of the playoffs. The man who delivered the dirty hit to Horton, Aaron Rome,

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 3 Stanley Cup Final

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

After allowing a goal 14 seconds into Overtime, the Bruins returned to T.D Garden, trailing 2-0 in the series. Boston’s newest villain, Alexandre Burrows, was the one who scored the overtime game-winner and put Vancouver up 2-0 in the series. The lineups for both teams stayed the same, along with the starting goaltenders. Rene Rancourt led

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 2 Stanley Cup Final

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

After a late goal from Raffi Torres in game one, the Canucks took a 1-0 series lead heading into game two. The Bruins would look to tie the series at one. The lineup would stay the same for Boston, whereas for Vancouver, Manny Malhotra would make his playoff debut, and former Bruin Andrew Alberts

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 1 Stanley Cup Final

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

For the first time since 1990, the Boston Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Final. Their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks, who were last in the Stanley Cup Final in 1994. The wait for Boston fans has been far too long, but the wait is finally over. The Canucks were led by Sedin brothers Daniel

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 7 ECF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Game seven is here, with the winner moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals to face the Vancouver Canucks. The Bruins had an opportunity to close out the series in game six, but the Lightning won 5-3 and forced a game seven back at T.D Garden. Both teams’ lineups stayed the same, and Roloson and Thomas would

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 5 ECF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Game five is here, and the series has resumed at T.D Garden. After scoring three goals in the first period, the Bruins allowed five straight unanswered goals to the Lightning, and the Lightning held on for a 5-3 win. Instead of Roloson getting the start in net for the Lightning, Mike Smith would replace him and start his

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 3 ECF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

Game three is here, and the series has resumed in Tampa Bay. After winning in game two, the Bruins looked to take the series lead. Boston displayed tremendous offensive play in game two, and much of the success was because of Tyler Seguin. Seguin scored two goals and two assists in game two to propel Boston to

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 2 ECF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

After allowing three goals in a 1:30 span, the Bruins dug themselves a hole they couldn’t get out of and lost game one 5-2. The Bruins looked to flip the script in game two; however, it wouldn’t be easy. Patrice Bergeron was still out with an injury he suffered in the series against Philadelphia, so the Bruins

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Looking back at the 2011 Boston Bruins: Game 1 ECF

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By: Jeff Playdon | Follow me on Twitter @PlaydonJeff

For the first time since 1992, the Boston Bruins are in the Eastern Conference Finals. Their opponent for the finals was the Tampa Bay Lightning. Coming into the 2010-2011 season, many NHL analysts predicted the Lightning to miss the playoffs entirely. Now they were in the Eastern Conference Finals, one step away from the Stanley Cup

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