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Poll Uncovers the Most Crucial Factor in Recent Bruins Loss

Published May 2, 2023 at 2:47 PM

We're all aware of the Bruins' dramatic downfall after holding a 3-1 series lead against the Florida Panthers in the first round, but how does this debacle compare to other moments in Boston sports history?

Fans Weigh In!

Boston.com conducted a quick survey, polling more than 300 Bruins fans with the following question:

''Where does the Bruins' early playoff exit rank all-time?‘'

The majority of fans who responded believe that this recent playoff implosion ranks among the worst in Boston sports history.

Take a look:


In the article, author Peyton Doyle also included a second question for fans to ponder:

''In the second part of the poll, readers were asked what they thought was to blame for the Game 7 loss, and how they feel about the team going into the offseason.''

Most fans attributed the shocking loss to a trio of key factors: coaching shortcomings, a fragile defense, and a lack of focus - all of which are valid concerns.

The Bruins seemed unstoppable after Game 4, boasting two consecutive road victories and a 3-1 series lead as they returned home for Game 5.

In retrospect, it's clear what transpired. For possibly the first time all season, Jim Montgomery was outmaneuvered as a coach, and Boston began underestimating the Panthers.

As read on Bruins Insider - Survey Reveals the Most Significant Thing in Latest Bruins Defeat.
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Poll Uncovers the Most Crucial Factor in Recent Bruins Loss

What was the Bruins biggest downfall against the Panthers?

Coaching11944.2 %
Defense8531.6 %
Lack of focus6524.2 %
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