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Bruins, Leafs have a lot in common

Updated: October 27, 2010, 11:18 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Boston Bruins last won the Stanley Cup in 1972. The Toronto Maple Leafs last hoisted the sacred chalice in 1967.

That's a long time -- too long -- for both organizations to be in a drought.

It may be too soon to even consider either team as this season's favorite to win it all, but the early returns on both clubs have been promising. The Original Six teams face off Thursday night at TD Garden in their first meeting of the season.

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