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Bruins' top defensemen a potent pair

Chara, Seidenberg working well together; Sedins present latest challenge

Updated: June 1, 2011, 8:21 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- When the Boston Bruins trailed the Montreal Canadiens by two games in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Bruins coach Claude Julien needed to do something to help the team survive.

A move Julien made in Game 3 of that series saved Boston's season, and now the Bruins are preparing for the Cup final against the Vancouver Canucks.

When Julien made the decision to pair defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Zdeno Chara on the blue line, everything ...

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