For Bruins, their time is now

Game 5 is a must-win in order for series turnaround to mean anything

Updated: June 10, 2011, 12:15 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

In a series that is suddenly all about emotion, the Boston Bruins must recognize their time is now.

Not Game 6, not Game 7, but now. They are two wins from crowning themselves Stanley Cup champions, two wins from erasing the agonizing futility of the past 29 years. If they trek cross country to Vancouver and steal Game 5, their dreams of hoisting Lord Stanley's opulent hardware are all but certain to materialize.

If not, the astounding turnaround of the past five days will be for ...

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