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Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski making a case to stay

Young defenseman has shown a lot during pressure of playoffs

On the opening shift of the third period in Game 2 Sunday, the Rangers rimmed the puck around the wall in the Boston zone. New York center Derek Stepan was positioned against the boards to corral the rim.

Stepan never settled the puck. Matt Bartkowski made sure of that.

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