BOSTON (AP) - Game 7s just happen to the Bruins in the Claude Julien era.
Whether they lead early, or trail late, most of the time over the past five seasons, Boston ends up playing a Game 7 to decide its playoff fate.
In Julien's first three years, the Bruins' postseason run ended in Game 7 losses to Montreal (2008), Carolina (2009) and Philadelphia (2010). But that all changed last season, when Boston won three Game 7s en route to a Stanley Cup championship.
So, it's hardly a surprise to the Bruins - and their fans - that Boston is on the cusp of another Game 7. This time, Washington is the opponent and a thrilling series that has already had six one-goal differential games will come to an end Wednesday.
One way or the other.