Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Boston Bruins, 6-4

"He finished," coach Claude Julien said matter-of-factly when asked about Wideman's injury in the wake of Boston's 6-4 loss to the Penguins, "so I don't think it's an issue."

But Wideman, on the ice when Jordan Staal iced Pittsburgh's victory with an empty-net goal, was not made available to the media before the Bruins bolted for their charter flight to Bedford, Mass., last night in part because he required treatment that left him with a sizable bandage around the knee....

Quirky, fragmented, inconsistent, out of synch. Take your pick. The Bruins are all of that right now, and with less than a month to go in the regular season, their inefficiencies - magnified yesterday in a 6-4 loss to the highly skilled Penguins - don't make for a bright postseason forecast.

"We know what our identity is," said Boston captain Zdeno Chara, mulling an afternoon in which the Black-and-Gold allowed Sidney Crosby and Co. eight power plays, including a couple...