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Bruins playoff run helping businesses recover from NHL lockout

Local businesses cross-checked hard by an NHL lockout that slashed 34 games off the schedule are scoring now that the Boston Bruins have extended their season all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.

Salisbury apparel maker Old Time Sports, which draws 99 percent of its revenue from National Hockey League-licensed merchandise, was forced to lay off two-thirds of its workforce during the league’s lockout last fall and winter. It needed a loan from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation to remain solvent.

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