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Lackluster Bruins can't match Lightning

Boston yields its own demise in Game 1 of Eastern Conference finals

Updated: May 15, 2011, 2:58 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins are playing in the Eastern Conference finals and there were empty seats in the TD Garden toward the end of Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Empty seats! And plenty of them.

That's because the Lightning won 5-2 and it was clear the Bruins weren't at their best in the first game of the best-of-seven series. Boston lacked the synergy it's had throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs -- because there was a major link missing from the Bruins' ...

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