A late goal by Zdeno Chara could not overcome a 2-0 deficit. The Bruins arrived unfocused, left with 2-1 loss, and Game 6 of Leafs series awaits them Sunday night in Toronto.
Question is, why? It’s obviously wired deep into their brains. The Bruins in 2011 went to Game 7 three times en route to the Stanley Cup. Then they lost a Game 7 to Washington in Round 1 last spring. Now they seem intent on flirting with another Game 7 after springing to a 3-1 series lead with a two-game sweep in Toronto this week.
As if smacked across the kisser, the Bruins finally turned on their heavy, big man’s game, drilling 19 shots on goalie James Reimer over the final 20 minutes. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.