National Hockey League

Ranking every Bruins playoff series of last decade


Subban did something of note (because that's the sign of a healthy person) and forced him to make some crazy-long statement where he said that he didn't believe Boston was a racist city, and the Bruins got pantsed by Montreal's fourth line.


(And this really isn't relevant to the series, but ex-Canadiens coach Michel Therrien always looked like Vigo The Carpathian from Ghostbusters II if he quit the whole sorcery, world domination business and became a real estate agent.)


But this series had a lot of heat; Johnny Boychuk killed a guy , Dennis Wideman came to life after what was one of the worst regular seasons of any Boston defenseman over the last 15 years, and Miroslav Satan (signed for like $45 in the middle of the eason) torched his old team.


Marc Savard coming back after a month and a half break due to concussion problems and scoring the overtime goal in a straight-up wild Game 1 will always be one of the franchise's great moments.


David Krejci, who was knocked out of the 2010 series on a brutal hit from Mike Richards, finished this four-game sweep with four goals and 10 points, and Tim Thomas had a downright ridiculous Game 2, with 52 saves in a 3-2 win.


It was likely that Claude Julien was going to be fired (that came almost four full years later), and the Bruins were going to drastically shake up their locker room with some big trades in pursuit of cap flexibility (and another run).






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