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Bourque joins the Boston Bruins.

The Boston Bruins have another Bourque on their team, acquiring forward Chris Bourque from the Washington Capitals for centre Zach Hamill.

Bourque is the 26-year-old son of Ray Bourque, the Hall of Fame defenceman who spent 21 seasons with the Bruins.

The deal was announced by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli on Saturday.

Dupuis has been playing well for the Marlies.

Seven of the league’s top 12 playoff scorers are Marlies or Admirals, led by Norfolk’s Alexandre Picard with 15 points in 14 games. He is trailed by Frattin, Philippe Dupuis and Jerry D’Amigo with 13 apiece.

Naturally, the Admirals’ streak was on the minds of the Marlies after Friday’s win. But Scrivens wasn’t going to get too caght up in analytics, even with concussed ex-Admiral Ashton available for tips.

NHL Myth Buster's: Playoff edition. Fact or Fiction?

2: Block shots, win games
Truth:
The volume of shots blocked in the playoffs has been called everything from an epidemic to a tragedy, draining hockey of its best asset: the goal. "This isn’t the end of the world," said Martin Biron, New York’s backup goalie. But it is clearly more than just a fad, because it works. New York has blocked 357 shots thus far, including defenceman Ryan McDonagh’s incredible 60. Washington upset Boston in Round 1, and forced New York to Game 7 by blocking 308 shots in 14 games. Phoenix (275) and L.A. (197) also rank in the top five, and New Jersey sits sixth (188). And remember last year’s Cup champion Bruins blocked a league-leading 377 shots in their title run.