What we have here is a failure to concentrate.
Really, how else to describe it? The Bruins are headed to a Game 5 with the Rangers Saturday at TD Garden after certainly playing well enough much of Thursday night to end their second-round series with a sweep.
They just didn’t think well enough. And now the price they’ll pay is having to work at least a little bit longer if they’re going to advance.
“ ‘Sloppy’ is the word I used,’’ said Boston coach Claude Julien, who watched his club blow leads of 2-0 and 3-2, and wind up 4-3 losers on a night when the Rangers never held a lead until Chris Kreider’s winner. “We weren’t as crisp as we were in past games.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.