The Bruins file off the ice after the Montreal Canadiens brought their season to an end with a Game 7 win. (AP Photo)

Well, the 2014 Boston Bruins season has officially come to an end. After a disappointing loss to the Canadiens in Game 6 to even the series, it looked like a win at home would be the best way for the Bruins to move one step closer to the Stanley Cup.

The Bruins had looked their normal selves as of late, but were unable to answer the call against a tough Montreal team. After giving up goals in the first two periods of Game 7, the Bruins finally answered with a goal of their own when Jarome Iginla scored making it a 2-1 game. Things looked like the Bruins might have had a chance to tie up the game until Montreal’s Daniel Briere made it 3-1 with less then 3 minutes left in the game. As the Bruins’ hopes and dreams of a Stanley Cup slowly slipped away, the question remains — what happened?

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CLIFF NOTES

* I have never seen bounces go so one way in a seven game series as the own goal off Chara proved. The Bruins allowed the Habs to dictate tone, pace, style of play the whole series – that falls on Clode. Its time for a complete overhaul.

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* I’m not going to say Grady Little – but Clode got his lunch money taken. Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Let Down City! »

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Dale Weise scored just over two minutes into the first period, and the Canadiens never looked back in beating the Bruins 3-1 in Game 7. (Winslow Townson, USA TODAY)

That’s all, folks.

The Montreal Canadiens have ended the 2013-14 NHL season for the Boston Bruins, beating the B’s 3-1 in Game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

After holding a 3-2 series lead, the Bruins couldn’t win either of the last two games to close out the series, getting trounced 4-0 in Montreal in Game 6 before losing Game 7 at home. They never led.

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The Canadiens celebrate an early goal in Game 6 in Montreal (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images).

Well, now we know how other teams felt all season long when they played the Bruins. From start to finish, Boston has dominated teams in every facet of the game during the whole regular season. We had better goaltending, could score goals, played physical, and played smart. However, last night was a different story. The Canadiens instead trumped the Bruins 4-0 and forced a Game 7 back in Boston on Wednesday night.

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CLIFF NOTES

* I have said for five years to trade Milan Lucic but they hang onto him because he hits an occasional guy, floats around the ice and scores some empty netters. One minute into the game he fanned in front of the net with a chance to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Twenty of 21 games have been won by the team that scores first and he missed. Lucic then fans again in the first period right off a perfect face off win and misses a wide open net in the second period. Then is in the crease in the third and misses the puck. Keep flexing your muscles tough guy.

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The Bruins really needed a win in Game 4, and they got it. But it wasn’t easy.

The newly called-up Matt Fraser, acquired from Dallas in the Tyler Seguin trade, netted the game-winner early in the first overtime of Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Bruins and Canadiens are now all knotted up 2-2 as the series heads back to Boston for Game 5 on Saturday. Continue reading Video: Bruins’ Matt Fraser Scores Overtime Goal to Beat Canadiens »

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Lars Eller’s empty net goal with three seconds remaining cemented a Canadiens victory in Game 3. As a Bruins fan, this was a frustrating one to watch not only for that fact that they lost, but how they lost. From the opening drop of the puck, the Montreal looked like the better team from top to bottom.

Just like in the previous games in this series, the Habs got an early lead the the Bruins had no response for them for most of the game. Tomas Vanek, who has gotten better every game this series, threw a beautiful pass through the offensive zone to Tomas Plekanec, who shelved the puck in the wide-open net. Just 4 minutes later, the Bruins were unable to capitalize on a power play and PK Subban came out of the box, collected a pass from Eller and deked out Tuukka Rask to put the Habs up by two. Continue reading Bruins’ Late Push Just Not Enough to Beat Montreal in Game 3 »

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