Where do the Boston Bruins go from here?
It's not enough to suffer the indignity of getting beat by a team that finished 40-something points lower than you in the standings. It's not enough to suffer the indignity of being the second straight best-regular-season-team-ever to lose to Sergei Bobrovski in the first round.
The Bruins also have to deal with the fact that this era, which has carried with it a lot of regular-season and playoff success, is probably over.
They understandably pushed all-in with a group that featured Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci in their potential swan songs, racked up a truly humbling amount of points, pushing themselves to the very limits of the salary cap thanks to a combination of injuries and savvy trades. And in the end they couldn't figure out a way to get past the Florida Panthers.
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