1 Lack of offense dooms Bruins to a Game 7
The Bruins went more than 134 minutes between goals in their losses in Game 5 (4-0) and Game 6 (2-1). That’s a pretty great recipe for an epic choke, which is what it appears is going on in their series against the Flyers. A week ago, this thing was a lock. Now, it’s all down to tomorrow’s Game 7 (7 p.m., VS., NESN, 98.5).
2 Backs against the wall; how’d this happen?
The NHL’s slogan throughout the playoffs has been “History will be Made.” The Bruins, however, want no part of that, trying to avoid being the first NHL team since the 1975 Penguins to squander a 3-0 series lead.
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Amazingly enough, they’re on the verge of doing just that. After another uninspired offensive performance, Boston — not Philadelphia — is the team with its back against the wall.
3 The Canadiens? Really? In 2010? Seriously?
Think the Flyers’ rise is amazing??How about the Canadiens, the No. 8 seed in the East, who clinched a spot in the conference finals last night?
Montreal never gave Pittsburgh a chance in Game 7 of their East semifinal tilt, soaring to victory. The Habs, who snuck into the playoffs with a 39-33-10 record, took a 4-0 lead last night before the Penguins finally got on the board in their home arena.