Bruins Season Ends In Conference Semis
After a promising start to their second round postseason series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in which they won in dominant fashion on the road in Game 1, the Boston Bruins have seen their Stanley Cup run come to an abrupt end.
Following the B's 6-2 win in Tampa, the Lightning rattled off four consecutive wins, including a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon, to quickly put Boston out of cup contention.
Though Boston hopped out to an early, 1-0 lead in the win-or-go-home game, with a power play goal from David Krejci late in the first period, Boston couldn't hold off Tampa for long.
The Lightning were able to put two goals, including the eventual game-winner off the stick of J.T. Miller, past goalie Tuukka Rask in the second period.
From there, Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy shut down the Bruins' attack, stopping 27 Boston shots and playing a perfect final two periods.
Boston's inability to score in full-strength situations, after Game 1, severely hampered them throughout the remainder of the series.
For now the team will have to get back to the drawing board and prepare for another run at the cup next season.