The Bruins season came to an end Sunday with a 3-2 overtime loss in Game Six of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series against the Ottawa Senators. After a hard fought performance, especially in the third period, they just could not get a go-ahead goal.
Four games went to overtime in this series, with Ottawa winning three of them. In two of those games, they scored the game winner on the power play. But the most telling stat of all was that each game in the series was decided by one goal.
"We showed a lot of character," said Bruins center Patrice Bergeron. "It was a tight series. It definitely stings right now to be standing here and talking about it but like I said, ups and downs. Overall, you know, by the end we played a lot better hockey."
"We need a little bit of luck to win, a little bit of bounce and we didn't get it and they did," added defenseman Zdeno Chara. "They earned it, they deserve it, and they're moving on and we are not. I don't think anyone is regretting or feeling sorry."
"What I think could have turned for us was our victory in Ottawa and we carried that into today," said interim head coach Bruce Cassidy, who guided the team from the brink to their first playoff appearance since 2014. "We had some nerves early on, we got through that. I think tonight we had a really, really good third period and we needed another goal. We got one to tie it but we really had them on their heels, and I think overtime the break helped them more than us, clearly."
The Bruins scored the first goal of the game twice in this series, but they lost both of those games. They also failed to win a game in Boston.
As for the former Catamounts, Viktor Stalberg for the Senators had two assists in the series, and Kevan Miller, defenseman for the Bruins, did not have a point but your could make the argument that he was one of the best players on the ice for the B's.
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