I’m killed. I’m heartbroken. I had never been so excited in a game. A 3-0 lead, I was all smiles. How could a team, the Bruins, who were so good defensively blow a 3 a goal lead? Impossible. Or almost.
They scored 3 goals in the first 15 minutes, and then didn’t register many more scoring chances there after. Four game 7 losses in four consecutive playoff appearances. 3 of them at home.
They choked. The biggest collapse in NHL history. They were one goal away from an ECF appearance.
The Bruins didn’t come to play games 5 and 6, and like the Carolina series last year, it cost them.
This loss has more ramifications than one can imagine. Aside from the choke, the Bruins chance at being a legitimate thing in this city is over. The Bruins are the laughing stock of the NHL right now. What will this do to Tuukka Rask? The man who carried us to this point, arguably cost us this game.
Not only did they lose, but they had a good chance to beat the Montreal Canadiens, and it would have been one of the best playoff series in recent history.
The Bruins blew a 3-0 series lead, a 3-0 lead in game 7, and fittingly, they lost on a too many men on the ice penalty. Fitting. It wasn’t meant to be.