5 Reasons to Love the Bruins vs. Leafs Rivalry

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5 Reasons to Love the Bruins vs. Leafs Rivalry
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Phil Kessel may be the face of the Toronto Maple Leafs but he made his mark with the Boston Bruins.

As the 2013 season reaches its critical stage, the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are getting together for a home-and-home series.

The Bruins are attempting to chase down the shocking Montreal Canadiens in the Northeast Division, while the Leafs are trying to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

This is an emotional series that has been dominated by Boston in recent years.

When the Bruins and the Maple Leafs get together, it's clearly a measuring stick for the Leafs. Head coach Randy Carlyle will have a much better understanding after his team plays back-to-back games with the Bruins.

Here are five reasons to love this rivalry.

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