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Bruins blow a golden opportunity

Stage was set for victory, but determined Flyers wouldn't play dead

Updated: May 11, 2010, 10:52 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The day started with an optional skate for the Boston Bruins. As morning turned to afternoon, there was a buzz outside TD Garden, where the Bruins were celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1970 Stanley Cup championship with the unveiling of a bronze statue of Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring the winning goal in overtime.

It was supposed to be a special day in Boston.

It was supposed to be a day that would end with the Bruins returning to the Eastern Conference ...

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