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Bruins face uncertain future after season-ending Game 5 loss to Lightning

Aging core, status of Chara, Rask among questions in wake of second-round exit

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

For most of the postgame press conference, David Krejci kept his head down, his eyes hidden by the brim of his cap. He seemed emotional, disappointed, wrung out by the intensity of losing Game 5 to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2 in double overtime on Monday, a game that ended the Boston Bruins' chances of making a return to the Stanley Cup Final.

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Lightning eliminate Bruins in 2OT of Game 5, advance to Eastern Final

Hedman wins it at 14:10, Vasilevskiy makes 45 saves for Tampa Bay

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Hedman wins it in double OT

BOS@TBL, Gm5: Hedman sends Tampa to ECF with 2OT goal

R2, Gm5: Victor Hedman flings the puck into the net to win the game in the 2nd overtime and send the Lightning to the Eastern Conference Final

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Victor Hedman scored at 14:10 of the second overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 win in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Monday. 

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Bruins have 'backs against the wall' following Game 4 loss to Lightning

Aim to come back from brink in East Second Round after reaching Cup Final last season

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Boston Bruins may not make it out of the Eastern Conference Second Round after reaching Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last season.

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Lightning defeat Bruins in Game 4 of Eastern Second Round, extend lead

Palat scores twice, Vasilevskiy makes 29 saves to push Boston to brink

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Palat opens the scoring

TBL@BOS, Gm4: Palat roofs nice feed from Point

R2, Gm4: Ondrej Palat takes a great pass from Brayden Point and sends the puck into the top corner to open the scoring

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Ondrej Palat scored twice to help the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Saturday.

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3 Keys: Lightning vs. Bruins, Game 4 of Eastern Second Round

Halak, Boston seek to even series; Tampa Bay counting on power play

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

No. 2 Lightning vs. No. 4 Bruins

Noon ET; NBC, SN, TVAS

Tampa Bay leads best-of-7 series, 2-1

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Chara's role declining for Bruins entering Game 4 against Lightning

43-year-old defenseman in 'passing of the torch' with McAvoy taking No. 1 spot

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Zdeno Chara remains a proud man.

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Bruins will lean on experience in Game 4 against Lightning

After 'licking our wounds,' aim to even Eastern Second Round

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Boston Bruins have made comebacks before.

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Lightning score seven, top Bruins in Game 3 for Eastern Second Round lead

Kucherov has four points to tie Tampa Bay playoff record; Halak pulled in second for Boston

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Point sets up Kucherov

TBL@BOS, Gm3: Point, Kucherov link up for goal

R2, Gm3: Brayden Point goes between his legs to shake off a defender then dishes to Nikita Kucherov, who tucks the puck in five-hole

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Nikita Kucherov scored four points, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 7-1 in Game 3 to take the lead in their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Wednesday.

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Vladar makes NHL debut for Bruins in Game 3 loss to Lightning

Goalie replaces Halak in second period in Eastern Second Round

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Dan Vladar became the first goalie in Boston Bruins history to make his NHL debut in a Stanley Cup Playoff game when he relieved Jaroslav Halak in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Wednesday.

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Bruins, Lightning face quick turnaround in Game 3 of Eastern Second Round

Will play less than 22 hours after Tampa Bay evened series with overtime win in Game 2

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

When the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning exited the ice at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, it was 10:09 p.m. ET, just shy of three hours after puck drop, and just shy of 22 hours until they'll be stepping on the ice once again. 

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