Boston Bruins fall to Florida Panthers in Game 6, ending their playoff

T. Tadi
May 17, 2024  (10:42 PM)

Sam Bennett and Brad Marchand shaking hands after the Panthers eliminate the Bruins
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The Boston Bruins put in a valiant effort to force a Game 7 against the Florida Panthers, but their playoff journey ended on Friday night in Game 6.

Despite the return of Captain Brad Marchand, who had missed two games due to an upper-body injury, the Bruins couldn't secure the win needed to extend their season.

Brad Marchand Returns, Reflects on Controversial Hit

Brad Marchand rejoined the Bruins' lineup after being sidelined by an upper-body injury. On Thursday, he expressed his frustration over a hit by Sam Bennett in Game 3, which left him injured.
"Sam Bennett got away with one, but I would have done the same. In the postseason, everyone on the ice is attempting to hurt everyone else."
stated Brad Marchand.
Marchand's injury occurred in the first period of Game 3, when Bennett delivered a hit to his head. The play went uncalled, adding to the Bruins' frustration. The anticipation of a potential face-off between Marchand and Bennett grew as the series progressed.

Bruins' Season Ends in Game 6 Showdown

In Game 6, the Panthers emerged victorious with a 2-1 win, eliminating the Bruins from the playoffs. As the game concluded, all eyes were on the handshake line, waiting for the encounter between Marchand and Bennett. When the moment came, Bennett spoke with Marchand, taking time to address the situation.
Observers noted Marchand's calm demeanor, reading his lips saying,
"don't worry about it,"
as he tapped Bennett in a gesture of moving past the incident.

Panthers vs. Rangers: Eastern Conference Final Set

With the Bruins out of the running, the stage is set for the Eastern Conference Final between the Florida Panthers and the New York Rangers. Game 1 is scheduled for Wednesday night in New York City, promising an exciting matchup as both teams vie for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final.
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