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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shows off his mask during a game last week. The Bruins are off to a 4-0-1 start. (Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shows off his mask during a game last week. The Bruins are off to a 4-0-1 start. (Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon SMI)

Mike Milbury and his Bruins teammates invade the stands at Madison Square Garden during a 1979 game against the Rangers. Though chances are slim fans will see a brawl like this, SI’s Stu Hackel expects more violence in a shortened season. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

HACKEL: Five things to watch in a 48-game season

Mike Milbury and his Bruins teammates invade the stands at Madison Square Garden during a 1979 game against the Rangers. Though chances are slim fans will see a brawl like this, SI’s Stu Hackel expects more violence in a shortened season. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
HACKEL: Five things to watch in a 48-game season

Phil Esposito lays on the ice after injuring his knee during a 1973 Bruins-Rangers playoff game. (Tony Triolo/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Phil Esposito lays on the ice after injuring his knee during a 1973 Bruins-Rangers playoff game. (Tony Triolo/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante gets ready to make a save during a Nov. 1955 game between the Canadiens and Bruins.

HACKEL: Why players’ contract rights are key to lockout

Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante gets ready to make a save during a Nov. 1955 game between the Canadiens and Bruins.
HACKEL: Why players’ contract rights are key to lockout

Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr flies through the air in this iconic photo after scoring the series-winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues. (AP)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Bruins

Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr flies through the air in this iconic photo after scoring the series-winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues. (AP)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Bruins

Phil Esposito and Phil Russell drop the gloves (with Keith Magnuson in the background) during a 1974 Bruins-Blackhawks at Chicago Stadium. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Phil Esposito and Phil Russell drop the gloves (with Keith Magnuson in the background) during a 1974 Bruins-Blackhawks at Chicago Stadium. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Boston’s Derek Sanderson and New York’s Walt Tkaczuk sprint for a loose puck during Game 1 of the 1972 Stanley Cup Finals. Boston held on for a 6-5 victory in the game on their way to a six-game series victory and the franchise’s fifth championship. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Boston’s Derek Sanderson and New York’s Walt Tkaczuk sprint for a loose puck during Game 1 of the 1972 Stanley Cup Finals. Boston held on for a 6-5 victory in the game on their way to a six-game series victory and the franchise’s fifth championship. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Wayne Gretzky is all smiles as Bill Ranford, Esa Tikkanen, Mark Messier, and Kevin Lowe look on after Edmonton defeated Boston in five games to claim the 1988 Stanley Cup. This year’s Kings squad are one win away from a championship and could become the first No. 8 seed to win a Cup. They also have a chance to equal the 16-2 mark of the 1988 Oilers, the best mark since the NHL adopted the current format of four rounds of best-of-series. (David E. Klutho/SI)

FARBER: Making sense of the LA Kings
CAZENEUVE: Devils focus on Game 4
FARBER: Penner playing up to his size

Wayne Gretzky is all smiles as Bill Ranford, Esa Tikkanen, Mark Messier, and Kevin Lowe look on after Edmonton defeated Boston in five games to claim the 1988 Stanley Cup. This year’s Kings squad are one win away from a championship and could become the first No. 8 seed to win a Cup. They also have a chance to equal the 16-2 mark of the 1988 Oilers, the best mark since the NHL adopted the current format of four rounds of best-of-series. (David E. Klutho/SI)
FARBER: Making sense of the LA KingsCAZENEUVE: Devils focus on Game 4FARBER: Penner playing up to his size

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save against the Bruins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Holtby made 44 saves on the night as Washington prevailed 2-1 to even the series at 2-2. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

DATER: Capitals thrive as Bruins take night off
VIDEO: Watch Game 4 highlights of Caps-Bruins

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby makes a save against the Bruins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Holtby made 44 saves on the night as Washington prevailed 2-1 to even the series at 2-2. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
DATER: Capitals thrive as Bruins take night offVIDEO: Watch Game 4 highlights of Caps-Bruins

A glass pane falls out onto Bruins center David Krejci as Bruins players and fans celebrate their 1-0 victory in overtime against the Capitals in Game 1 of Stanley Cup first-round playoff series. Krejci wasn’t seriously hurt in the accident. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

GALLERY: Wacky NHL Playoff Fans
MUIR: Holtby has kept Caps in series

A glass pane falls out onto Bruins center David Krejci as Bruins players and fans celebrate their 1-0 victory in overtime against the Capitals in Game 1 of Stanley Cup first-round playoff series. Krejci wasn’t seriously hurt in the accident. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
GALLERY: Wacky NHL Playoff FansMUIR: Holtby has kept Caps in series

Mike Milbury, Gord Kluzak, coach Gary Doak, Randy Hiller, Mike O’Connell, Raymond Bourque and Guy Lapointe pose at a 1984 Boston Bruins photo shoot. Milbury was in the news this week for publicly mocking Sidney Crosby and SI’s Stu Hackel thinks his tired act has grown old. (Steve Babineau/Getty Images)

HACKEL: Milbury’s act has gotten old


Mike Milbury, Gord Kluzak, coach Gary Doak, Randy Hiller, Mike O’Connell, Raymond Bourque and Guy Lapointe pose at a 1984 Boston Bruins photo shoot. Milbury was in the news this week for publicly mocking Sidney Crosby and SI’s Stu Hackel thinks his tired act has grown old. (Steve Babineau/Getty Images)
HACKEL: Milbury’s act has gotten old

Montreal Patrick Roy gets ready to defend a slapshot by Boston forward Ted Donato during a 1992 Canadiens-Bruins game. Montreal fans are hoping Roy can return to the Habs as coach or GM, but SI’s Stu Hackel believes the former goalie is more interested in bringing a team to Quebec City. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

HACKEL: Can Roy rescue the Canadiens? Don’t count on it
GALLERY: Montreal Canadiens Legends

Montreal Patrick Roy gets ready to defend a slapshot by Boston forward Ted Donato during a 1992 Canadiens-Bruins game. Montreal fans are hoping Roy can return to the Habs as coach or GM, but SI’s Stu Hackel believes the former goalie is more interested in bringing a team to Quebec City. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
HACKEL: Can Roy rescue the Canadiens? Don’t count on itGALLERY: Montreal Canadiens Legends

Bobby Orr turns 64 today. The Bruins legend won the Norris Trophy for eight straight years, became the only defenseman to lead the league in scoring (1970, 1975) and led the Bruins to two Stanley Cup championships. He is currently the president of Orr Hockey Group agency. (Neil Leifer/SI) 

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Bruins
SI VAULT: Orr wins 1970 Sportsman of the Year (12.21.70)

Bobby Orr turns 64 today. The Bruins legend won the Norris Trophy for eight straight years, became the only defenseman to lead the league in scoring (1970, 1975) and led the Bruins to two Stanley Cup championships. He is currently the president of Orr Hockey Group agency. (Neil Leifer/SI) 
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston BruinsSI VAULT: Orr wins 1970 Sportsman of the Year (12.21.70)

Colton Orr receives an eye poke from Dale Purinton during a 2005 game between the Bruins and Rangers. (Lou Capozzola/SI)  

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Colton Orr receives an eye poke from Dale Purinton during a 2005 game between the Bruins and Rangers. (Lou Capozzola/SI)  
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Henri Richard is sandwiched by Leo Boivan (20) and Fern Flaman during a 1958 Canadiens-Bruins game. Richard is celebrating his 76th birthday today. (AP) 

SI VAULT: Richard leads Habs to Cup, but is pro hockey in trouble? (5.21.73)

Henri Richard is sandwiched by Leo Boivan (20) and Fern Flaman during a 1958 Canadiens-Bruins game. Richard is celebrating his 76th birthday today. (AP) 
SI VAULT: Richard leads Habs to Cup, but is pro hockey in trouble? (5.21.73)