While the Chicago Blackhawks skated around the ice celebrating with the Stanley Cup after their Game 6 win, the Bruins were left to reflect on the loss and what could have been.
In an exclusive interview with Comcast Sportsnet New England, Shawn Thornton attempted to put into words the disappointment of losing a game in the final minute the way the Bruins did on Monday.
"You come this far, you get this close, it tastes even worse when you lose," Thornton said.
Making the loss more difficult for Thornton and the Bruins was the tight knit nature of the team's locker room. Patrice Bergeron was playing through multiple serious injuries, including broken ribs, torn rib cartilage and a separated shoulder. He was just one example of a group of players that sacrificed for one another throughout the playoffs.
"We're a tight group in there that has really gotten along and really loved each other for the last few years," Thornton said. "It's a tough pill to swallow right now that's for sure."
To hear all of what Thornton had to say following the loss, check out the video above. Be sure to let us know what you thought of the Bruins' effort in the comment box below.