Exorcise ghosts of losses to the Canadiens: check.
Revenge humiliating loss to Philadelphia last year: check.
Win Eastern Conference final: ? But check this space for live bloggs of the games between Boston and Tampa Bay.
Boston was 3-1 against Tampa Bay this season, with Tim Thomas winning all three of his starts and compiling a 1.67 GAA.
• Red Fisher on Bruce Boudreau
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