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Bruins’ Brett Connolly closer to a return

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 12: Brett Connolly #14 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 12, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Lightning 7-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The injured winger has gone to a lighter finger brace and even skated in warmups Tuesday night.

Boston, MA - 03/26/15 - (2nd period) Boston Bruins defenseman Zach Trotman (62) puts a heavy open ice hit on Anaheim Ducks left wing Jiri Sekac (46) in the second period. The Boston Bruins take on the Anaheim Ducks at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Fluto Shinzawa, Topic: 27Bruins-Ducks, LOID: 8.0.3633776132.

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Good week puts Bruins back in a position of strength

They tightened up their game, taking 5 of 6 points, and are in control of their postseason fate.

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When he saw two No. 37s taking the faceoff, Rask concluded he needed to leave the game.

Toronto Maple Leafs' T.J. Brennan, left, battles with Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

Ottawa Senators in a rush to succeed

No team is comfortable defending against an opponent that’s coming with speed, numbers, and clean possession.

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Goalie Ben Bishop helped set up breakaway goals by Namestnikov and Jonathan Drouin in the second period to help with the 5-3 win.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON SECOND THOUGHT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dupont-7268.jpg Boosting NHL scoring a worthy goal

The game isn’t necessarily defined by its 100-point scorers, but they do serve as a reasonable frame of overall entertainment.

Bruins lose 2013 Stanley Cup Final

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bruins-big-7310-7365--90x90.jpg How it all fell apart for the Bruins

Look back on the NHL title series in which the Bruins fell to the Blackhawks in heartbreaking fashion.

Stanley Cup history

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/05/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/rings-4383--90x90.JPG 50 years of Stanley Cup rings

Examine the rewards that the champions of the NHL for the past half-century have earned as a Stanley Cup booty.

Bruins' championship history

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The 6 Stanley Cup banners in Bruins history

Will the Bruins add a seventh to this collection of Stanley Cup banners they have accumulated through the decades?