Friday, May 14, 2010

Boston Bruins Choke

What a difference twenty-four hours makes.

Last night, the Boston Garden witnessed triumph when the Celtics upended the Cleveland Cavaliers to advance to the NBA Eastern Conference Final.

Tonight, it bore witness to one of the most monumental collapses in sports history. The Boston Bruins fell 4-3 to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Semi-Final.

A week ago, the Bruins had a three games to none lead and were set to clinch.

Tonight's game was emblematic of the series. The Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period. But the Flyers scored four unanswered goals.

The Bruins become the third team in NHL history to blow a three games to none lead. The Detroit Red Wings couldn't clinch it against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1942 and in 1975 the Pittsburgh Penguins couldn't put away the New York Islanders.

As for the Flyers, they will advance to the NHL Eastern Conference Final against the Montreal Canadiens.

But at least Boston fans still have the Celtics to rally around.


Penn-sive said...

You mentioned the 1975 choke (by the Pittsburgh Penguins). It was against the Islanders -- not the Flyers. The Islanders went on to play the Flyers that year but fell in seven games.

Aaron Goldstein said...


I stand corrected. I have amended the historical inaccuracy.