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Bruins’ power surge too much for Leafs

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OK, the switch, where was it?

“We have one in the back,’’ kidded defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, gesturing toward the equipment room tucked in the corner of the Bruins dressing room. “We just flipped it over.’’

For how Wednesday night played out at the Garden, with the Bruins pinning a convincing 4-1 loss on the Maple Leafs to start the playoffs, that was almost believable. The change was that dramatic. The power surge had to come from somewhere. Throughout all of April and much of March, the Bruins often were so far off their game, so listless and unenergized, that they looked poised for another first-round faux pas, similar to last spring when they were erased by the Capitals in seven games.

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