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Bruins' health is the difference this time

Boston's depth will make playoff series against Flyers nothing like last year's

Updated: April 30, 2011, 12:51 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- After a grueling 82-game season, National Hockey League players will no doubt have bumps, bruises, aches and pains.

That grind gets worse during the playoffs due to the intense style of play, but once the puck drops, teams and players find a way to mentally and physically prepare for the demanding task in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal -- the Stanley Cup.

Now that the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers have emerged victorious from their respective first-round series ...

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