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Dale Hunter accuses Bruins

Updated: April 17, 2012, 4:19 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Leave the euphemisms about playing with an "edge" or "emotion" to Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien and his players.

There are other ways to describe the shift in tenor of the reigning Stanley Cup champions' first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals: more hits, more scrums, more penalties, more sticks in opponents' faces.

Capitals coach Dale Hunter went so far as to say Tuesday that the Bruins have been going after the head of center Nicklas Backstrom, ...

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