Which Bruins team is your all-time favorite?
1987-88 Stanley Cup finalistsThe Bruins' run to the finals ended anticlimactically -- they lost in four straight to Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and the loaded Edmonton Oilers, who would win their fourth Stanley Cup in five years.
But it sure was fun getting there. Led by first-team All-Stars Cam Neely (42 goals) and Ray Bourque (pictured celebrating a goal with Gord Kluzak during a playoff win over the Devils), the Bruins went 44-30-6 during the regular season, finishing with 94 points, nine fewer than division-winning Montreal.
But the Bruins proved the superior team in the postseason -- and exorcised some ghosts -- by eliminating the Canadiens in five games in the Adams Division finals, the first time in 44 years Boston had bounced Montreal from the playoffs.