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Chara, Bergeron are pillars of Bruins’ defense

Have it covered from both sides

CHICAGO — The setup is one that would curl the toes of every NHL coach. The ace shutdown defenseman in the league takes one shift. One of the top defensive forwards hits the ice for the next shift.

Claude Julien is a fortunate coach.

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