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Bruins overpower Penguins on their way to the finals

Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and Boston swept their way to the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh

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Workers prepare the rink prior to Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask pauses during a break in play against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins centre Rich Peverley (49) and Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Deryk Engelland (5) collide during the first period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (L) battles for the puck with Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara during the third period in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara, left, guards Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (18) during the first period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins centre David Krejci (46) checks Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke (24) into the glass during the first period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins right wing Jaromir Jagr (68), Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby (87), Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37), and Penguins defenceman Paul Martin (7) comptete for a loose puck during the second period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (L) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby battle for position during the first period in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby (87) shoots as Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (55) defends during the first period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins' Johnny Boychuk (L) takes down Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby during the first period in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (C) falls to the ice after a hit from Boston Bruins' Rich Peverley (R) as Bruins' Kaspars Daugavins follows the play during the third period in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun, left, stops a shot by Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the second period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) grabs the puck in front of Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby (87) as Bruins' Andrew Ference, right, defends during the first period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (92) makes a save on a shot by Boston Bruins centre Tyler Seguin (19) during the second period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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A Pittsburgh Penguins shot goes past the glove of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and wide of the net during the second period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Matt Niskanen, rear, defends against Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63), who tries to gain the puck in front of Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (92) during the second period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Niskanen (R) clears Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (20) from in front of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the third period in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Linesman Brad Kovachik works to separate Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Brenden Morrow (10) and Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) as they tangle in the second period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins centre David Krejci (46) celebrates next to Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun, left, as the puck shot by Boston Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid rattles out of the net after a goal during the third period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63), right wing Nathan Horton, second from left, and defenceman Torey Krug (47) celebrate a goal by defenceman Adam McQuaid (54) during the third period of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby skates during the third period of play against the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma stands behind the bench with Sidney Crosby (L), Pascal Dupuis (9), Tyler Kennedy and Craig Adams (R) during the third period in Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins' Jaromir Jagr (L) and Dennis Seidenberg (R) keep the puck away from Pittsburgh Penguins' Pascal Dupuis (9) and Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the third period in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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The Boston Bruins celebrate their win as Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (L) skates away in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (L) is congratulated by Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby after the Bruins defeated the Penguins in Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun, left, congratulates Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask after the Bruins's 1-0 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013. The Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (C) shakes hands with Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) and Torey Krug after the Bruins won Game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference finals playoff series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 7, 2013.

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The Boston Bruins pose with the trophy after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013. The Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.

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