April 28th, 2011 by

5 keys to a Bruins win

(Photo: Ikeastan/Bridget Samuels)The Bruins need Milan Lucic to return to top-form this series

In the rematch of all rematches, this one needs no introduction.

The Boston Bruins, whether they say it or not, will most definitely be looking for a little bit of payback from last season. The Eastern Conference Semifinals, Part II, against the Philadlphia Flyers begins this Saturday inside the Wells Fargo Center, and you better believe that this will be the series of the year.

Although having made the post season in their last four consecutive season, the B’s have yet to see the Conference Finals since the 1991-92 NHL season, or the Stanley Cup Finals since 1990.

Here are five keys to snap that drought.

This one goes without saying but needs to be addressed right away.

It should come as no surprise — up until the B’s Game 7 win last night — that no NHL team has ever won a round in the playoffs without scoring a power play goal. Boston went 0-for-21 with the man-advantage in their Round 1 series against the Habs yet somehow managed to squeak by. That’s right, over two periods worth of man-advantage time and the red light lit not even once.


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