Bruins' loss changes face of series

This Eastern Conference semifinals is anyone's to take after Boston gave away lead

Updated: May 22, 2011, 3:15 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Boston Bruins had a convincing lead. They had a substantial opportunity to completely take control of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins should have won Game 4 of this series.

They did not.

Boston suffered a serious case of brain freeze when it surrendered a three-goal lead in the final two periods as Tampa scored five unanswered tallies en route to a 5-3 victory Saturday afternoon at St. Pete Times Forum.

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