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Bruins clinch playoff spot with shorthanded goals

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) made the save of the game as he raced back just in time to prevent an empty net goal by the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins had pulled their goalie with a delayed penalty on Carolina. Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) made the save of the game as he raced back just in time to prevent an empty net goal by the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins had pulled their goalie with a delayed penalty on Carolina. (Barry Chin / Globe Staff)
By Fluto Shinzawa
Globe Staff / April 11, 2010

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This is hockey, not baseball, so any spraying of champagne or smoking of cigars upon clinching a playoff spot would be considered most uncouth. But considering how checkered the 2009-10 season has been, there might have been a few celebratory sips on the Bruins’ charter to Washington after yesterday’s 4-2 playoff-clinching win over Carolina at TD Garden. (Full article: 985 words)

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