B’s Waxed To Complete Collapse
May 14, 2010 in Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens, NHL playoffs, Philadelphia Flyers, Uncategorized Tags: Boston/Philadelphia playoff series, Don Cherry, Guy Lafleur, NHL eastern conference final, Simon Gagne, Yvon Lambert
If I were a Boston Bruin, I might not want to tell anybody this summer that I am. For only the third time in playoff history, a team has blown a 3-0 series lead and lost the seventh game as the Bruins fall to the Flyers 4-3. And to rub salt in the wound, the Bruins held a 3-0 lead in this final game and blew it too.
The winning goal, by Simon Gagne, came with a Boston player in the box ‘for too many men on the ice.’ And like TSN said, 31 years ago tonight, in 1079, Don Cherry and his Bruins lost the historic ‘too many men’ classic when first Guy Lafleur and then Yvon Lambert created a lasting nightmare for Cherry and his team.
Philly and the Habs in the eastern final. I’m confident the Habs can do it, but I absolutely, after seeing this game, wish the Habs would have met the Bruins. The Flyers should be tough.