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Bruins' Cup run won't be forgotten

Team's grittiness, togetherness recalled at good time for Boston sports fans

Updated: October 7, 2011, 1:59 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Cup came home Thursday night, and with it tangible proof that the improbable, pulsating championship run of the Boston Bruins was no mirage.

Look to the Garden rafters for validation. There, in all its black-and-gold glory, is the pristine 2011 championship banner, a heartening symbol of rejuvenation for the Bruins, for hockey in the Hub, for the long-suffering ownership of the Jacobs family.

The Bruins are no longer the punch line to the futility ...

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