The Bruins could not close out the Tampa Bay Lightning on the road last night, and thus will need a win tomorrow night at the Garden in game seven in order to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Bruins dropped last night’s game 5-4, as both sides (even though they did score a goal on one) of the power play failed them. Get all the coverage at BruinsLinks.com.
After changing script, B’s must avoid unhappy ending – As the Bruins get ready for their 100th game of the season, DJ Bean says we need to know where they stand. Joe McDonald says that the Bruins have put themselves into a corner.
Power failure killing Bruins – Stephen Harris has the season-long Achilles heel of the Bruins doing them in again. Kevin Paul Dupont says that if the Bruins do manage to win the Stanley Cup, they should have an asterisk next their entry in the record books. Steve Conroy says that conventional wisdom might be the downfall of this team.
Did Boucher’s comments sway refs? – James Murphy examines a hot post-game topic. Joe Haggerty also weighs in on the Tampa coach using his pregame press conference as a bully pulpit to critique NHL officials.
David Krejci gets trick, no treat – Matt Kalman has the hat trick from the Bruins center not enough for a win. Bill Burt says that Krejci’s performance should bring hope to Bruins fans. Derek J. LaRiviere has Krejci in no mood to celebrate his achievement following the game.
Lucic hopes to bring it home – Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook says that win or lose, Milan Lucic will be going home after tomorrow night. The Herald notebook from Conroy has Martin St. Louis coming up big again for the Lightning. The CSNNE.com notes from Haggery have more on Krejci’s performance.
Going up? Pedroia looking to elevate his game – Alex Speier has the second baseman looking to get back on track at the plate.
Situation was advantageous – With Jon Lester staked to a seven-run lead before he even took the mound, Peter Abraham’s notebook says that the lefty was able to just relax and pitch. The Herald notebook from Scott Lauber has more on Pedroia.
Celtics wading into draft pool – Julian Benbow has a look at Danny Ainge’s draft prep.
Marquis Daniels rebounds from major scare – Mark Murphy has a health update on the former Celtic.
Nate Solder seeking assistance – Karen Guregian has the Patriots first round pick trying to prepare for the season as best he can.