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Been there, done that

Facing playoff elimination, Bruins rely on experience of handling pressure

Updated: April 21, 2012, 11:16 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When the Boston Bruins were facing elimination a year ago in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Montreal Canadiens, Bruins veteran Shawn Thornton was asked about pressure prior to Game 7.

"Pressure?" Thornton responded. "Pressure is having five kids with no job. That's pressure."

The Bruins obviously won that series, and two more Game 7 situations in the conference finals and Cup finals, en route to the organization's first Stanley Cup title in 36 years. ...

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