The Bruins entered the Eastern Conference quarterfinals as the No. 4 seed, guaranteeing home-ice advantage in their matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
But playing at TD Garden has proved more troublesome than beneficial for the Bruins.
In Friday night’s 2-1 loss in Game 5, the Bruins failed to close out the series and dropped to 1-2 at the Garden in these playoffs. With a 3-2 lead, the Bruins will be tasked with trying to eliminate the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in Game 6 on Sunday night.
Although struggling at home, the Bruins have thrived on the road, earning victories in Games 3 and 4 to take a 3-1 edge in the series. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.