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NHL playoff preview: Bruins vs. Canadiens
NHL playoff preview: Bruins vs. Canadiens

1. BOSTON (Round 1: def. Detroit, 4-1) vs. 3. MONTREAL (Round 1: def. Tampa Bay, 4-0) Matchup: The NHL’s new alignment has produced a traditional one, these teams meeting for the 34th time. Playoff power play: Bruins 37.5% (first); Canadiens 15.4% (10th). Playoff penalty killing: Bruins 90% (third); Canadiens 71.4% (15th). Leading scorers:  Bruins, Patrice Bergeron 1-4—5; Canadiens, Brendan Gallagher 3-2—5. Outlook: Boston triggered some gasps when it lost its opener, but the suspense was brief. The Bruins wore the Red Wings down by using their size, rolling four excellent lines, and by playing their usual solid defensive game. Zdeno Chara is their...

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