When every single announcer on the NHL Network and NBC was saying the Bruins OF COURSE win this game for their city tonight, I was saying to my wife that they would fail miserably, because, well, I know what they are.
This is a team that couldnt show one ounce of emotion this season, ever. Could they get up... show some heart in the biggest game of the year, the most emotional, the one their city needed to see heart?
I thought of the no show gutless performance vs Pittsburgh after the Savard hit. Remember? Gutless. Heartless.
Then there was that horrendous heartless, gutless loss at home against Philly in Game 5 in 2010 when some of us told you... they are going to blow a 3-0 series lead. Remember the names you called us?
And there was the mind bogglinmg gutless loss in Game 7 of that series to finish the choke.
Oh, this team has had plenty of other chokes in recent memory, plenty of displays of needing a heart transplant, but
Tonight, when the city needed them the most, they didnt even show up. They skated around scared of their own shadows, and did what they do best.
When leading late in the game.