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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fuck My Life: 2009-2010 Bruins edition

If you're going to make history (in the worst way possible), you might as well do it in a way that'll never be repeated. Am I right Bruins fans?

The B's became just the fourth team in professional sports to lose a series after being up 3-0, falling 4-3 to the Flyers last night in Game 7 at the TD Garden.

The final punch to the balls of the Hub of Hockey is the fact that Boston was up 3-0 last night but apparently a three-goal lead, at home in a do-or-die game wasn't enough.

Ugh. It was a dream start as Michael Ryder (from Mark Recchi, Zdeno Chara) and Milan Lucic (Dennis Wideman, Johnny Boychuk) gave the B's a 2-0 lead at 9:02 of the first period with a pair of power play goals.

Looch made it 3-0 and you couldn't help but think maybe they had it in the bag. We should have known better, James van Riemsdyk cut it to 3-1 before the first period ended. A bad omen of things to come.

Scott Hartnell (Ville Leino, Danny Briere) and Briere (Hartnell) tied it up in the second period and we had a brand new game.

After getting dominated in the third period, the Bruins woke up somewhat in the third period. Lucic hit the post on a shot that would have put his team ahead. Then a fateful too many men on the ice penalty cost the B's.

Gagne (Mike Richards, Leino) scored the game-winner on the power play with 7:08 left. Neither goalie played particularly well but Michael Leighton (22 saves) got the better of Tuukka Rask (22 saves) after he filled in for Brian Boucher.

Philly goes on to the Eastern Conference Finals where they host the Montreal Canadiens beginning tomorrow night. It was all set up perfectly for the Bruins and they stumbled and fell, like always. It's a bitter defeat for a franchise and fan base that deserves better.

It's going to be a long summer.

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