Playoff payoff is extra sweet

Not much has gone right for the Bruins, but finally it does Saturday

Updated: April 11, 2010, 12:03 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- After finishing as the top team in the Eastern Conference a year ago, it's been a difficult and trying 2009-2010 season for the Boston Bruins.

As frustrating as it has been, the Bruins still found a way to earn a spot in the upcoming Stanley Cup Playoffs. Boston's 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at TD Garden cemented a postseason berth.

If there could be one microcosm of the entire season for the Bruins, it came three minutes into the third period against ...

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