By Steve Silverman
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A long-dormant hatred is about to come alive.
The New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins are about to meet in the playoffs for the first time in 40 years.
Both teams emerged from the first round with spectacular seventh-game performances that set up the 10th playoff meeting between the two teams.
The Rangers did it with a sensational 5-0 road shutout of the Washington Capitals, breaking the string of six straight wins by the home team in the series. They did it in a resounding manner and played their best game of the year when it mattered most.