Ugh, horrible ending.
But proud of this group nonetheless! Future is definitely bright for the Bruins (and Celtics)!!!
Idk what happened... we were so good in Game 1, but then got pretty much outplayed the rest of the series. Yes, the refs were frustrating and probably cost us Game 2, but even at home (Games 3-4) the Bruins were dominated on almost all facets of the game (5 on 5).
I do think they need to improve the defense a bit. I love Chara and thank him for all he's done, but I thought giving him the 1 year extension was a bit ridiculous. Sure, he's a great veteran presence, but it felt like all postseason whenever he touched the puck, it either led to a turnover, he couldn't clear the zone at all, OR got beat by a Tampa or Toronto player who was just way faster (and younger).
I'm not blaming Rask. Defense in front of him was relatively garbage and he can only do so much when it seems like the defense turns it over RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM like 3-4 times a game...
We are a young group though and should continue growing. I just wish the other lines besides the first line contributed more on the scoring end of things.