The Bruins failed to close out the New York Rangers in Game 4 last night, with the series being kept alive with a 4-3 overtime win by the Blueshirts. The loss draws comparisons to three years ago, where the Bruins lost to Philadelphia in Game 4 of the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals, the first of four straight losses to end their season.
In that series, the Bruins came out in Game 5 with little spark, leading to a 4-0 decision in favor of the Flyers. A repeat of such an effort tomorrow night could call for concern from Bruins fans.
“If they show up in Game 5, they play a good game and win, obviously the series is over,” said CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty. “But even if they play a competitive game and it goes back to [New York], I’ll feel okay about it. If they don’t show up and they lose a horrendous game to the New York Rangers, then it might be time to hit that panic button.”
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