You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

Sports

Christopher L. Gasper

This Bruins team deserved a better ending

Cruel.

That was the word Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference kept using as he tried to describe what had happened to his team. How the Bruins lost Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, 3-2, and the series to the Chicago Blackhawks, four games to two. How their season had gone from extension to extinction. How salvation had turned into devastation. How the Cup had been lost.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week