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Bruins Have Shown Flair With Cassidy Coaching

BOSTON — Bruce Cassidy knows how to handle the pre-playoff jitters this time.

Returning to the Stanley Cup playoffs as a head coach for the first time since 2003, Cassidy is trusting in his team to smooth over some of the butterflies he feels before the first-round series against Ottawa.

"I'll have some nerves, but not a lot," he said after practice Tuesday as his team prepared to travel to Ottawa. "I feel good about our team."

Cassidy took over the Bruins on Feb. 7 when they fired Claude Julien — the winningest coach in franchise history, and the man who led the team to two Stanley Cup finals, including the 2011 championship. Boston won its first...