After a tough Game 6 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins just kept getting bad news. The Bruins team plane suffered a 'malfunction' and due to the 'malfunction', the Bruins will now have to fly back to Boston on Monday, the day of the decisive Game 7.
The Bruins have already played three games in four nights and now have to travel on the most important game of the season. Since the Bruins have to travel on game day, there will be no morning skate and players will be available to the media at 4:30PM and Claude Julien will be available at 5:30PM.
General Manager Peter Chiarelli released a statement on the plane problem,
“Late during [Sunday's] game we were made aware that there was a malfunction with our airplane. As a result we are staying in Toronto on Sunday night and the team will travel to Boston on Monday morning.”
The Bruins are trying to hold on and win the series after grabbing a 3-1 series lead, but the scrappy Maple Leafs have climbed their way back into this series with the momentum clearly in their favor. If the Bruins lose Game 7, it would be the team's biggest postseason collapse since blowing a 3-0 lead to the Philadelphia Flyers three season ago.
Game 7 is set to get underway at 7PM at the TD Garden. The winner of the series will go on and play the winner of the Washington Capitals-New York Rangers series that will play Game 7 tonight at 8PM at the Verizon Center in Washington.