OTTAWA ó Andrew Ference found a nice metaphor for the games in which a team is trying to fight off a desperate opponent and protect a third-period lead. He called them monsters.
Too often this season, the Bruins have lost their fight against those monsters.
Four times in 28 games, the Bís held leads well into the final period ó once by three goals, twice by two ó yet crumbled down the stretch as the opposition stormed back.