Bruins Leave For Vancouver

Rested and ready, Bruins leave Boston

      BOSTON (AP) – The Bruins held one final practice in Boston on
Monday before departing for Vancouver and their first Stanley Cup
final appearance since 1990.
      Boston, the No. 3 seed out of the Eastern Conference, had just
one glimpse of the dominant Canucks in the regular season: a 3-1
win in Vancouver in which goaltender Tim Thomas made 26 saves.
      But that doesn't mean the Bruins will take the league's No. 1
seed lightly. Vancouver, after all, cruised to a Northwest Division
title, and led the NHL with 117 points, 10 more than any other
      “Obviously, they're a President's Trophy winner, they're a
great hockey team, deep and well coached, and we'll look at things
we have to do,” Bruins forward Mark Recchi said. “Any key to your
team's success is how you play personally. I think we focus on what
we do ourselves. Our coaching staff will give us their tendencies,
and their coaching staff will give them our tendencies. It's who's
going to want it more and who's going to play to their abilities
the best.”
      Game 1 is on Wednesday night.
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