Philadelphia Flyers defeat Boston Bruins, 4-3

Less than an hour after Simon Gagne popped in the season-ending power-play goal behind Tuukka Rask last night, Shawn Thornton had shaved off his playoff beard.

Zdeno Chara was signing his Easton stick for a member of the team’s medical staff. The poster next to Rask’s stall — a graphic of the Stanley Cup with the caption “Pride and Passion Prevail’’ — had been ripped off the wall. The still image of Bobby Orr sipping from the Stanley Cup on the television in front of the g...

The Grapes of Wrath or the Wrath of Grapes?

Only the Bruins could lose a 3-0 lead twice in the same series.

Only the Bruins could lose a Game 7 on a power-play goal after getting called for too many men on the ice.

Are you kidding me? Watching the Bruins blow a series on a too-many-men penalty is like watching the 2010 Red Sox lose a one-game playoff on a homer hit by a guy named Bucky.

Until last night, too many men on the ice in Montreal in 1979 (a Boston tea...

Awful? Worse than awful. The Bruins tomorrow night should be playing in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, but instead they are framed in shame after last night’s diabolical 4-3 loss to the Flyers.

“We had a 3-0 lead in the series. We had a 3-0 lead tonight. And we blew both,’’ said coach Claude Julien. “There are no excuses.’’

In a season-ender that will live with them forever and a day, like the ball that rolled between Bill Buckner’s legs in the 1986 World S...

Milan Lucic was prepared to embrace the opportunity Game 7 presented after the Bruins had squandered a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Flyers.

Lucic, who scored with one minute remaining in the Bruins’ Game 6 loss in Philadelphia, said he would have no nerves about playing a deciding seventh game on home ice.

Lucic seized upon his opportunities, recording the first multigoal game of his playoff career with a pair of first-period tall...