BOSTON (CBS) — As if losing Game 6 to the Maple Leafs didn’t make Sunday night a tough enough experience for the Boston Bruins, they learned shortly after the loss that they wouldn’t be able to make it home.
“Late during tonight’s game we were made aware that there was a malfunction with our airplane,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement. “As a result we are staying in Toronto on Sunday night and the team will travel to Boston on Monday morning.”
The Bruins left Toronto early Monday morning, and arrived in Boston around 10:30 a.m..
The Bruins host the Maple Leafs in a win-or-go-home Game 7 on Monday night at the TD Garden at 7 p.m. The travel back in the morning of a game is highly unusual, but given the airplane malfunction, the Bruins were left with no other choice.
The Bruins lost 2-1 on Sunday night. They led the series 3-1 heading into the weekend but lost that game 2-1 as well.