General manager Peter Chiarelli says this year's success reinforces his decision to keep the team together. He says players know more about what to expect in the next round than they did in their last trip to the finals.
The Bruins could find out Saturday night who they'll be playing. The Chicago Blackhawks lead the Western Conference finals over the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 and need a win to advance.
I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.
— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday