Bruins coach Claude Julien said he didn’t want to say he was frustrated after a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs that forced a Game 7 Monday night at TD Garden.

But after watching how his team handled or more accurately – in his eyes – mishandled the puck Sunday night, he’d seen enough.

Things simply went from bad to worse after a Game 6 loss that forced the Bruins to a winner-take-all Game 7 in Boston Monday night.

Not only will the tired Bruins be playing three games in four nights, they will be forced to fly on the morning of their most important game of the season due to trouble with their charter plane Sunday night in Toronto.

The Bruins issued the following statement from general manager Peter Chiarelli.

If Game 7 is the best thing in sports, Game 6 is Boston’s worst nightmare.



MIKE PETRAGLIA

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TORONTO — It isn’t about eliminating the Leafs any more than it is staying alive now for the Bruins, as Toronto handed them a 2-1 loss in Game 6 Sunday to force a winner-take-all Game 7.

TORONTO -- It isn’t about eliminating the Leafs any more than it is staying alive now for the Bruins, as Toronto handed them a 2-1 loss in Game 6 Sunday to force a winner-take-all Game 7. 



TORONTO – Andrew Ference did not travel to Toronto is out for Game 6 against the Maple Leafs with an undisclosed injury, Claude Julien said following the team’s morning skate Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Decisions, decisions. 



The Bruins spoke nearly consistently over the 48 hours before Game 5 about coming out with energy because they knew they would have to match the urgency of the Leafs.

Yet, they couldn’t do it.

They were outworked and outmuscled for most of the first 40 minutes before a last period push fell short in a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs Friday night at TD Garden.

In a game when your offense isn’t finishing, every mistake is magnified. And in a playoff game, that magnification can become enormous.

Andrew Ference knows this only too well.

The Maple Leafs gave it all they had for the second straight game, and it was enough to keep them alive Friday at TD Garden with a 2-1 win over the Bruins that forced a Game 6 Sunday in Toronto.