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Bruins’ young defensemen get job done

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Turns out, the kids are all right. In fact, way more than just all right.

The Bruins entered Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday night with a healthy portion of their backline bused in from a nearby Rhode Island blue line incubator, only to see cherubic faces play like leathery vets in Boston’s 3-2 win over the Rangers at the Garden.

Torey Krug, called up from AHL Providence in the hours immediately following Monday’s thrilling win over the Maple Leafs, played in his first postseason game and ripped home his first postseason goal. His slapper at 2:55 of the third period pulled the Bruins even, 2-2, and set the stage for Brad Marchand’s winner with 15:40 gone in overtime.

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