While there may be some hand-wringing in Boston following this loss, it would be unwise to make major changes.
Yes, the result was disappointing. Yes, some Boston players were not good. Brad Marchand, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Tuukka Rassk and Zdeno Chara were not at their best.
However, while the Bruins trailed in the series for long stretches, their five-on-five play was very good. Over time, teams usually win when they outshoot their opponents decisively.
It wasn't the case this time, but the Bruins should be confident that their core is strong. Discipline was an issue, at times, and that is something that can be addressed in the offseason.
Their depth on defense was stretched as well with injuries to both Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg.
Some secondary players might be moved, but the Bruins will be a top team next season. This second-round loss should help fuel that.