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Bruins-Capitals: Five key questions

Updated: April 8, 2012, 10:06 PM ET
By Joe McDonald and James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

With the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins set to begin the playoffs with a first-round series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday, ESPNBoston.com reporters Joe McDonald and James Murphy answer five key questions heading into the conference quarterfinals:

Other than Alex Ovechkin, who is the key player for the Capitals?

McDonald: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara excels when it comes to matching up against Ovechkin. Chara thrives in that role, but that opens the door ...

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