The Bruins had a very exciting, very frustrating, and in the end, very disappointing conclusion to their 2011-2012 season.
They suffered a Stanley Cup hangover of epic proportions to start the season—although I would attribute most of it to overconfidence—and then played like of one of the best teams in NHL history in November. They were putting up six goals almost on a nightly basis.
Winter, on the other hand, was not kind to the Bruins. They struggled to play .500 hockey and consistently dropped games against inferior opponents. They did pick things up in the end, but were ousted by the Capitals in seven games on a goal that probably should have been disallowed.
The Bruins will now have a full summer to train and prepare for the 2012-2013 season. Here are the five best moments from the past Bruins season.