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Bourque a surprise hero for Habs

Hat trick by Bourque propels Canadiens to Game 6 in New York

Updated: May 28, 2014, 12:04 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

MONTREAL -- As the hats came cascading down on the Bell Centre ice surface 6:33 into the third period, one couldn't help but wonder just how life was for Rene Bourque just four months ago.

Back then, Bourque's name popped up more in trade gossip than it did on the scoresheet, the Montreal Canadiens rumored to be in the odd conversation with teams about their struggling winger.

It was painful to watch at times, Bourque clearly frustrated as he registered just nine goals in 63 regular-season ...

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