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So far during the Bruins’ Stanley Cup Final matchup with the Blackhawks, regulation time has been a rarely heeded suggestion, the first 60 minutes a warm-up act for the sudden-death drama of overtime.
Three of the four games have gone to extra time, with the opener requiring three overtimes before it was settled. Only Game 3, a 2-0 Bruins victory, failed to provide bonus hockey.
It’s been exhilarating, enthralling, and exhausting.
Or, just Steve Levy’s kind of hockey series.
“With my personal experience, I don’t even start getting excited about a double-overtime classic,’’ laughed Levy, the longtime ESPN “SportsCenter’’ anchor and resident hockey nut. “When you get into a third overtime, now you’ve got my attention.’’