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KEVIN PAUL DUPONT

A real black eye for the Black and Gold

Nothing sears the consciousness and soul of Bruins fans like the sight of a bunch of CH sweaters hugging and high-stepping in the Garden moonlight, the building silent, a band of hooting Canadiens celebrating a playoff series triumph over their archrivals.

So it was once again Wednesday evening, the Bruins minced to pieces by Les Glorieux in a Game 7, their nerves frayed from the opening faceoff, their bumbling newbie defensemen dripping rivulets behind the ears, their top two lines frozen in time and in the futility of their goal-scoring ineptitude.

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