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Plane ‘malfunction’ forces Bruins to fly back to Boston on Monday

05.12.13 at 11:57 pm ET
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Peter Chiarelli and his Bruins grounded after plane troubles during Game 6. (AP)

Things simply went from bad to worse after a Game 6 loss that forced the Bruins to a winner-take-all Game 7 in Boston Monday night.

Not only will the tired Bruins be playing three games in four nights, they will be forced to fly on the morning of their most important game of the season due to trouble with their charter plane Sunday night in Toronto.

The Bruins issued the following statement from general manager Peter Chiarelli.

“Late during [Sunday's] game we were made aware that there was a malfunction with our airplane. As a result we are staying in Toronto on Sunday night and the team will travel to Boston on Monday morning.”

The Bruins will not have a morning skate but instead have select players available to the media at 4:30 p.m. with coach Claude Julien speaking to reporters about an hour later.

Face-off is set for 7 p.m. Monday night at TD Garden, as the Bruins try to avoid the indignity of blowing 3-1 series lead, three years after losing a 3-0 advantage to the Flyers.

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