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Savard saved himself -- and Bruins

Limited ice time in first game back from concussion paid off in overtime

Updated: May 1, 2010, 8:48 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When Marc Savard scored his winning goal in overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 5-4 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, he celebrated by throwing his stick into the TD Garden stands.

The Bruins' forward has come a long way since suffering a Grade 2 concussion on March 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the days and weeks following the injury, Savard believed there was no way he would be able to return this ...

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