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How the Bruins will attack the Rangers

Will Rangers be willing to block Zdeno Chara’s blasts?

It’s Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins and Rangers have no secrets. Their truths and tendencies are written on the subway walls here in the Hub and in Manhattan in the hours before they meet on Causeway Street Thursday night in Game 1.

The Bruins rely on a heavy, power game. Exhibit A: hulking wingers Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton, both of whom finally peeled away their futile regular-season cocoons to play like iron butterflies (totals: 6-10—16) in seven games vs. Toronto.

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