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Christopher L. Gasper

Bruins’ Stanley Cup run was still inspiring

We should be watching the clock at work all day, anxiously anticipating Game 7 in Chicago Wednesday night, relishing the possibility of another night of fire on ice. Instead, we’re deconstructing 17 seconds of disaster and coping with the Stanley Cup leaving town with the Blackhawks.

The Bruins ripped defeat from the clutches of victory with an indelible 3-2 loss at TD Garden Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The sting of the Spoked-B’s allowing two goals in the final minute and 16 seconds — Dave Bolland’s Cup-clinching strike coming with 58.3 seconds left — to end hockey season in the Hub is like rubbing alcohol on a fresh paper cut.

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