Boston Bruins Finish Off Historical Collapse As Philadelphia Flyers Advance

May 14th, 2010 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »

You guys are going to have to give me a minute here. I'm still in utter shock and disbelief at what I just saw. The Boston Bruins have just blown three games to none series lead to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Bruins now join a very exclusive club becoming just the third team in NHL history to blow a 3-0 series lead and lose in seven games. They join the 1942 Detroit Red Wings and 1975 Pittsburgh Penguins as the only teams to fail to clinch after leading by three games.

What makes this loss even more amazing is that the Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the third period. Michael Ryder got the scoring started after doing a turn around and putting the puck through Michael Leighton's five hole.

Milan Lucic would add another two and the Bruins looked like they were going to advance to their first Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1992. But the hockey gods and the Flyers decided that wasn't going to happen.

Philadelphia got a goal late in the period and from t ...

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