BOSTON -- Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2011, the Boston Bruins have lost in the first round and lost in Game 6 of the Cup Final the past two years, respectively.
There are different degrees of disappointment, and the Bruins know at least a couple of them.
"I mean at the end you did go all the way to the Finals, but it didn't feel any better when you lose," defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said Wednesday during the Bruins' breakup day at TD Garden. "But if you look back at it, I'm sure not a lot of guys have, or me, we did overcome a lot and there were a lot of injuries, young guys stepping up. Guys really sacrificed a lot and put in a lot of effort to get there."
Boston led the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1. The Bruins led Game 6, with their backs against the wall, 2-1, with less than 90 seconds to play. Then 17 seconds brought two Chicago goals and a Blackhawks celebration on Garden ice.