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Bruins hope to rediscover their swagger in playoffs

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has seen signs that his team is reconnecting with its identity just in time for the playoffs.

He acknowledges there are improvements that need to be made, and quickly, including scoring. But there is plenty of optimism as the Bruins prepare to host Toronto in an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series that begins Wednesday at TD Garden.

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