Chiarelli, in his fifth year with the Bruins, has guided the team to its fourth consecutive post-season, the team's longest stretch since its NHL-record span of 29 consecutive years from 1968-1996. The last time the Bruins advanced to the Conference Final was in 1992 when they faced the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
After sweeping the Philadelphia Flyers in their Conference Semifinal, the fifth-seeded Bruins hold home ice advantage against the Tampa Bay Lightning, a series that starts on Saturday, May 14 at TD Garden in Boston. This is the first time the Lightning and Bruins will meet in a playoff series.
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