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ON HOCKEY

Bruins’ playoff preparations will include rest

The Bruins enjoyed a day off Monday. It was a reward well-earned for completing a punishing March that produced magical results.

The Bruins played 17 games jammed into a 31-day month. They played six sets of back-to-backs, all involving travel. They reeled off a 15-1-1 run that plopped them 9 points ahead of second-place Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference.

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