2010 NHL Playoffs: Win or Lose, Game Seven To Have Lasting Effect on Bruins

May 13th, 2010 by Matt Baker Leave a reply »
Tomorrow night’s Game Seven is going to be remembered for a long time in the minds of Bruins fans.

But it is the way in which it will be remembered that makes it so interesting. The outcomes are worlds, universes, galaxies apart.

Win tomorrow and the Canadiens are coming to town in one of the most unlikely playoff scenarios ever. Lose, and get yourself into the record books with the likes of the 2004 Yankees for all the wrong reasons.

Really stop and think about that.

A Bruins-Canadiens playoff series, for the third straight year, with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals on the line, or blowing a 3-0 series lead and forever being grouped with the 2004 Yankees.

Now go over the two scenarios one more time. Sink in yet?

Tomorrow night could truly be a franchise changing game.

A loss would be beyond hard to swallow. And not just for the loss or the aftermath of blowing a 3-0 series lead, but missing a chance to face the Canadiens with home ice advantage...a series the Bruins would probably be favored in, and would have a very, very good chance at winning.

Coming into the playoff ...

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