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Task gets taller for Bruins rookies

Defensemen Krug, Bartkowski should be put to test by Crosby, Penguins

Updated: May 31, 2013, 12:02 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins rookie defensemen Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski both made their NHL debuts against the Pittsburgh Penguins. But the regular-season Pittsburgh Penguins are a much different team from the Stanley Cup playoff version the Bruins will face in the Eastern Conference finals.

The potent Penguins offense will present challenges for the Bruins, especially for the young defensemen. As Bruins coach Claude Julien and his staff prepare for the Penguins, their focus ...

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