Penguins vs. Bruins: Who's to Blame for Star-Studded Pittsburgh's Ugly Sweep

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Penguins vs. Bruins: Who's to Blame for Star-Studded Pittsburgh's Ugly Sweep
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The Pittsburgh Penguins loaded up for their 2013 NHL playoff run, but all the star power in the world couldn't solve Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final.

Now instead of going down as Stanley Cup champions, this version of the Penguins will be remembered for one of the most epic playoff collapses in recent memory. Even fans of the team will have a hard time finding positives to take away from this playoff run.

They were outplayed by the Bruins for long stretches, and Pittsburgh's top stars just weren't able to break through Boston's vaunted defense and structure. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were both silenced entirely while the B's received timely goal scoring from throughout the lineup.

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