Like Cinderella at the Ball, the Boston Bruins have lost their glass slipper, and slipped on their fat ass. Some fans might say the Bruins were never ready to meet Prince Charming's Stanley Cup after this dropped puck at the ball.
If misery likes company, the team was stuck in Toronto after their miserable loss and had to sit on the tarmac in their charter jet with their self-recriminations. It seems they could not even slip-slide away.
You know you're in trouble when your plane can't even get off the ground. There was no escaping the ignominious playoff loss in game six. With a chance to close out the series twice, the Bruins now cannot even close out the airport in Toronto.
Another game, back-to-back, after sleeping on the comfy seats of your special airline all night may be just what the Maple Leafs ordered.
Built-in excuses are always the most convenient.
Cinderella couldn't go back to retrieve her glass slipper because the carriage turned back into a pumpkin.
And now the Bruins may not go on to the next level of the playoffs because they have turned into pumpkin-heads.
The ugly step-sisters in the front office will no doubt fire Coach Claude Julien after this debacle. Whoever heard of mice acting like coachmen--or defensemen?
If a team ever needed a fairy godmother, the Bruins are the poster child of bad luck. Someone should tell Lucky the Leprechaun that the Bruins only share the TD Garden with the Celtics. They don't need to share the ignominy too.