NHL Playoffs: Five Reasons the Boston Bruins Exceed Expectations

May 6th, 2010 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »

The Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers tonight by a score of 4-1 to close to within one game of sweeping the Flyers and advancing to their first Conference Finals since 1992. This is the same Bruins team who at one point during the year had lost 10 straight games and appeared to be heading nowhere. They were able to get it together at the end of the year and sneak into the playoffs as a six seed.

It was at this time last year the Bruins, who had one of their best regular seasons in club history, would fall behind three games to one to the Carolina Hurricanes and eventually be ousted in seven games. It is hard to imagine this Bruins team could advance further than last year's did.

Boston has plenty of reasons to explain their position right now, but these are the five biggest reasons they find themselves a game away from heading to the Eastern Conference Finals.



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