BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins are beginning their offseason two days earlier than they had hoped.
Their season ended with a 3-2 loss on Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals when the Chicago Blackhawks won their second championship in four years. The Blackhawks came from behind with two goals in the final 76 seconds. A seventh game would have been played Wednesday night in Chicago.
Coach Claude Julien says he's proud of his team despite the loss.
The next big event for the Bruins is Sunday's NHL draft. They have no pick in the first round. They traded that to the Dallas Stars on April 2 for right wing Jaromir Jagr.
The team also must deal with potential free agents Tuukka Rask, Nathan Horton and Andrew Ference.

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