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Young blueliners don't look green

Bruins lean on three rookie defensemen in Game 1 victory over Rangers

Updated: May 17, 2013, 2:23 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins entered their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the New York Rangers riddled with injuries to key players. Facing a big, physical team such as the Rangers, Boston faced some challenges.

With three veteran defensemen -- Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden -- sidelined for Game 1 on Thursday night at TD Garden, Bruins coach Claude Julien needed reinforcements. The Bruins leaned on youth, and those prospects played a major role in helping ...

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