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Bruins are growing, while Blackhawks are shrinking

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The Penguins know this migraine. So do the Rangers. The Bruins moved one giant step closer to a Stanley Cup championship Monday night on Causeway Street, once more blending their painful, punishing cocktail of stifling defense and air-tight Tuukka Rask goaltending (28 saves) for a 2-0 win over the Blackhawks.

What a pain it must be to play the Bruins right now. They allowed the Penguins only two goals in four games in the Eastern Conference Finals. They shut down everything and everyone Pittsburgh had to offer. Sidney Crosby disappeared. Evgeni Malkin never came out of the fog. Ditto for Kris Letang and everyone else in the Penguins lineup.

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