This Date in Bruins History: B's get revenge vs. Flyers with 2011 sweep

Nick Goss
NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Bruins didn't take long to put the painful memory of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs behind them.

One year after blowing a 3-0 series lead to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals -- which also included a 3-0 lead in Game 7 of that series --  Boston bounced back in 2011 and swept Philly out of the playoffs.

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It was on May 6, 2011 that the B's beat the Flyers with an emphatic 5-1 win in Game 4 at TD Garden to secure the team's first Eastern Conference Final berth since 1992. Bruins forward Milan Lucic scored twice, including a much-needed insurance goal with about five minutes to play in the third period.

The Bruins, of course, went on to win the Stanley Cup a few weeks later for their first championship in 39 years.

Boston has a 5-4 record in games played on May 6, including a series-clinching win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 of last season's second round.

Here are some other notable Bruins games from May 6.

2018, Second Round: 3-1 loss at Lightning
2014, East Semis: 4-2 loss at Canadiens
2013, East Qtrs: 5-2 win at Leafs
2009, East Semis: 3-2 loss in OT at Hurricanes
1988, Prince of Wales Conference Final: 6-1 win at Devils

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