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May 09, 2011

1972: Boston Bruins Back On Top

The year is 1972. The Boston Bruins get back on top of the National Hockey League. The Bruins battle the New York Rangers, winning in six games.

The Bruins high powered offense is led, as always, by Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito, who tie for the league lead in playoff scoring with 24 points each. Johnny Bucyk is third with 20, while Pie McKenzie and Ken Hodge tie for fourth, along with the Rangers' Bobby Rousseau, with 20 points.

Orr, who led all players with 19 assists, was named as the Conn Smythe Trophy winner, making him the first player ever to win multiple playoff MVP awards.

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