Penguins showed up to Eastern Conference party way too late

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask makes a save on Penguins forward Jarome Iginla during Game 3 of the...

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask makes a save on Penguins forward Jarome Iginla during Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference final at TD Garden in Boston, June 5, 2013. (BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:36 PM ET

BOSTON - Where do you start?

With the end?

The beginning?

Thursday morning’s (at least in the East) double-overtime victory by the Boston Bruins over the Pittsburgh Penguins gave us some of the most compelling hockey of this NHL post-season.

It was a sensational hockey game and it’s a shame that a last-gasp rally by the Penguins still leaves them on the brink of elimination Friday night.

The series is not over (cough) but this smells like another overwhelming playoff disappointment for a franchise whose potential promised so much more, but whose performance failed to deliver.


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