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Bruins taking things ‘in stride’ after Game 4 loss

Jun 21, 2013, 2:00 AM EDT

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The Boston Bruins had a chance to take a commanding three-games-to-one lead on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final.

Instead, Game 4 on Wednesday night seemed to be in a constant state of change when it came to momentum, with the one constant being that the Bruins were always chasing.

They were behind the Blackhawks all night, having to come back from a pair of two-goal deficits, before losing in overtime on a Brent Seabrook blast from the point.

The next day, there were questions that perhaps the Bruins had not only thrown away a prime chance to put the Blackhawks in a choke hold for the championship, but that their comebacks throughout the night were wasted.

Old news, really.

“At this point, we just look to the next game, and we gave ourself a chance,” said Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid.

“It was good to see that we were able to keep fighting back to give ourselves a chance, but we’re at the point we are now and got to move on from last game. We have been saying, win or lose, you kind of take it in stride and you move on and get ready for the next game.”

That would be on Saturday.


  1. ironyisadeadscene - Jun 21, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    What? They aren’t blaming the refs or the ice….or fatigue …or the power play.

    The nerve

    • hockey412 - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:24 AM

      or embellishment….or dirty play…

      • gallyhatch - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        Sour grapes, get over it 412. Your team lost, move on.

        (or don’t I am starting to like the constant whining & complaining from people who met defeat at the hands of the Bruins. It kind of validates what people were saying about your team & its fanbase)

      • hockey412 - Jun 21, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        I don’t believe that comment warranted your response.

      • gallyhatch - Jun 21, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        Of course you don’t!

        I do love reading your rants about the Bruins though, they’re so well thought out & enlightening. It’s like a junior version of imleftcoast.

        Please keep up the good work!

      • hockey412 - Jun 24, 2013 at 8:01 AM

        How you feeling now, chump?

  2. richwizl - Jun 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    They know they could have won the game, but for no luck. The Bruins will be like iron on Saturday night and get another win. Go Bruins!

  3. dropthepuckeh - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Does it always have to be a “commanding 3-1” lead?

    • ballistictrajectory - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      Maybe a “squanderable 3-1” lead would be more appropriate.

      Of course the mold could be shattered with “impertinent 3-1” or “magnanimous 3-1”

      Moot point anyway.

  4. girouxed - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    B’s should’ve won that game at least 4 times. Couldn’t finish

    • hockey412 - Jun 21, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      I disagree – no disrespect to the Boston players (this time) – I sincerely think they were outplayed. Their goals really shouldn’t have gone in…Crawford had a slow glove hand-day, while Chicago literally beat the puck down Rask’s throat.

  5. sprtsfan1 - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    Bruins shouldn’t have won that game. Crawford had an “off-night” and let in goals that had no reason going in. Blackhawks scored more goals because they played better than the Bruins.

    • gallyhatch - Jun 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      This Bruins fan agrees, the Bruins had no business forcing overtime in game 4. . . . which gives me confidence in the Bruins over the next 3 games.

      If they can play like that & STILL force OT against the ‘Hawks, what happens if they get their act together & play to their potential?

      This series is far from over IMHO.

      • hockey412 - Jun 21, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        Because Crawford was also not playing to his potential. Question answered.

      • gallyhatch - Jun 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM

        Give the thumbs up to your own comments much, brah?

  6. relggigeht - Jun 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Jagr is a puss

  7. skarfacci - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Boston blew an opportunity. But if they win tomorrow that changes everything.

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