Noon Number for 6-14-2013: 4-0

The last time the Bruins lost a Game 1? This happened. But, fair warning, Tim Thomas wasn't batshit insane yet, so all bets are off. - Jim Rogash

Is Boston doomed?

Since 2010, the Boston Bruins have lost Game 1 of a playoff series 5 times, including this year's Stanley Cup Final. While we don't yet know the result of this year's Stanley Cup series, the other four instances of the Bruins losing Game 1 have seen them rally back to win each one.

No, seriously, look at it:

2013: Stanley Cup Final v. Chicago: ???

2011: Stanley Cup Final v. Vancouver: Lost Games 1 and 2, Won in 7.

2011: Eastern Conference Final v. Tampa Bay: Lost Game 1, Won in 7.

2011: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal v. Montreal: Lost Game 1, Won in 7.

2010: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal v. Buffalo: Lost Game 1, Won in 6.

You aren't going to win a Cup without showing resiliency, and Boston has shown that in spades. It's a team with all the size, skill, goaltending, and toughness that you'd ever want in a hockey team- not a team that should go down easily.

So why, when Hockey Wilderness posts their series predictions, did I predict a Chicago sweep? Because I'm sick of no one predicting sweeps.

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