For six games, the Hurricanes and Bruins battled in a first-round series of curious, repeated blowouts. One 5-2 and 5-1 result after another defined this strangely tensionless playoff battle. It was mind-boggling.
In Game 7 on Saturday, Carolina and Boston finally played a tight one. An epic battle for all the marbles. When it comes to the NHL playoffs, what could possibly be better? Well, if you lose Game 7, it’s not so great.
Unfortunately, despite the underdog Bruins’ (+1.5) best efforts, their season ended as the Hurricanes ousted them in a 3-2 nail-biter. Such is life in the NHL postseason. One squad gets the joy. Another regrets every missed opportunity.
That joy in Carolina was shared in manic fashion almost as soon as the handshake line ended.
The Hurricanes’ Twitter account kept all the receipts, showing they are, again, never to be trifled with. They put every Bruins fan who talked smack throughout the series on blast immediately after the W.
Wait till the playoffs, right Bruins fans? pic.twitter.com/CkGfknmWum
— Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) May 14, 2022
Yet another classic example of the spoils — and all trolling rights — going to the victors. Take your lumps, Bruins fans. You’ll only make it worse if you don’t.