4. Crushing loss for Bruins in Stanley Cup
Everything changed in 17 seconds.
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was doing his best Tim Thomas circa 2011 impersonation throughout the NHL playoffs until he gave up two goals that came 17 seconds apart in final 76 seconds of Game 6 and the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup at the Garden in a 3-2 shocker for the ages.
Bruins fans were crushed but generally thankful for a second Cup Final appearance in the last two years. For nearly two months, B’s fans were treated to many epic postseason hockey games as the Bruins disposed of the Maple Leafs in a miracle comeback, took out the New York Rangers, then sweeping the Penguins before facing the Blackhawks. The Bruins were fun and inspiring – seeing Gregory Campbell skate on one leg against the Pens, and watching the hardnosed Patrice Bergeron gut it out in Game 6 with a broken rib among other injuries were among the iconic highlights of the Cup run.
The Bruins are back having a strong regular season, currently sitting atop the Atlantic Divion – sans Tyler Seguin – but in a position to give Boston another memorable ride next May and June.