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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins
Heads high, Bruins, get ready for next season.
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The Bruins are no longer in the race for the Stanley Cup.

  • A team surrounded by questions and plagued by injuries squeaked into the playoffs where luck could only take them so far. Heck, we weren’t even sure they’d make the postseason, remember? There is no shame in the result. Boston Globe
  • Zdeno Chara logged big minutes, Kevan Miller and Charlie McAvoy stepped up, but without 3/4 of the top defensive pairings, and with the insult of David Krejci’s injury, and mounting penalties to kill... well, it wasn’t meant to be. WEEI
  • Take five... reasons the Bruins are scheduling tee times after the first round. Fox Sports
  • David Pastrnak finally got his chance to play for the cup, with mixed results. Patriot Ledger
  • Bruins youngsters stepping up were one big story in the series... Boston Herald
  • ...unforced errors were another. FanRag Sports
  • The Bruins’ top line wasted a lot of energy on penalty killing, which left little in the tank for offense. Boston Globe
  • Hey, Bruins brass, how about re-upping interim head coach Bruce Cassidy? WEEI
  • Cheer up and look to what positives we saw from the series as a glimpse of a bright future for the team. Mass Live
  • Spend a bit of time going over the series and the future with Ty Anderson and Scott McLaughlin, who dissect the final game. Penalties (and NOT penalties) were a big story. (Video, 17:55) WEEI
  • Days of Y’Orr puts the final spin on the season. “The refs are on crack.” That’s all, folks! Days of Y’Orr
  • Watch the handshake line and fan salute postgame. (Video, 2:30) YouTube, via Reddit
  • Meanwhile, in the AHL, the series between the PBruins and Penguins evened up with the latter’s OT win on Sunday. Providence Journal

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Meanwhile, in Montreal, Canadiens fans are tabulating his lack of goal production and calling for Carey Price’s head. NO, REALLY! The Elbow
  • A newly released study links a group of NHL retirees to a markedly increased incidence of psychiatric disorders which are correlated to head injuries. CBC
  • Don Cherry sported a disturbing spatter pattern suit over the weekend. Never change, Grapes! SBNation
  • Looking for a team to bandwagon for the rest of the playoffs? Try one of these! The Oilers still have lots of Bruins connections and are on a tear Globe and Mail or elect to follow the Blues vs. Predators series. ESPN