This hurts. Losing to the Flyers hurts. Not just because of last year. We love hockey. Watching the Flyers makes us hate hockey. They're goony cowards, with a couple of skill guys mixed in. Claude Giroux is probably the only member of that team that doesn't make us want to choke babies for sport.
Claude Julien applauded the Bruins effort after the game. Not sure we were watching the same game. Lot of uninspired play for long stretches. The Bruins would be buzzing around the Flyers net getting scoring chances and then completely disappear for ten minutes. They had plenty of opportunity to win this game but showed up too late.
This game contained all the Flyers hallmarks. Cheap shots by Jody Shelley. Hartnell acting tough when the refs were around then running away when they weren't. Pierre McGuire giving Mike Richards hand jobs between periods.
No idea how the Bruins don't catch fire all game. Not saying they should dwell on Game 7, but even after McQuaid went down there was little fire. Not buying that fatigue excuse either. They've been home for a week, sleeping in their own beds. But hey, we're not hockey players. The disappointing part for us is knowing that this was another game the Bruins could've won if they had their heads in the game consistently. Oh well. There's always next time.
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