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Canadiens take 3-1 win in Boston to eliminate the Bruins
Canadiens take 3-1 win in Boston to eliminate the Bruins

Even as the Montreal Canadiens swept through the opening round of the playoffs — their first postseason series victory in four years — they knew that a more difficult challenge was next. The Boston Bruins. Their Original Six rival. The defending Eastern Conference champions and the NHL's top team in the regular season. "That's our measuring stick," forward Max Pacioretty said after the Canadiens beat the Bruins, 3-1, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday night. "There's always been that rivalry, and that bad feeling between Boston and Montreal. Not just between the cities, but in the rooms, too." Pacioretty scored the...

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