Thus far, the 2013 sports calendar has been a complete disaster for Boston sports.
The Chicago Blackhawks added to Beantown’s misery by cranking out two goals in the final minute of a 3-2 Stanley Cup-clinching win over the Bruins on Monday night.
Chicago’s Dave Bolland banged home the Cup winner, capping a stunning final two minutes prior to the Blackhawks hoisting Lord Stanley after a Game 6 victory.
The Bruins’ heartbreaking loss continues just a woeful year in Boston sports:
- JANUARY: Patriots tight end du jour Rob Gronkowski breaks his forearm…again in a win over the Houston Texans during the AFC Divisional playoffs.
- JANUARY: New England loses the AFC title game at home to the Baltimore Ravens, 28-13.
- JANUARY: One week later, Boston Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo tears his ACL and misses the remainder of the season.
- FEBRUARY: Gronkowski’s arm injury was diagnosed with an infection.
- MARCH: Former Patriot Wes Welker signs with the Denver Broncos, one of New England’s chief AFC competitors in the AFC and joins forces with Peyton Manning.
- APRIL: Two Chechen brothers bomb the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264 people.
- MAY: Gronkowski undergoes another surgery to repair his broken forearm.
- MAY: The Celtics to the New York Knicks in six games in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. It’s the first playoff series win for the Knicks since 2000.
- JUNE: Gronkowski undergoes back surgery.
- JUNE: Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is investigated for his involvement in the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
- JUNE: The Boston Bruins lose the Stanley Cup to the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden in six games.
- JUNE: On the same day the Bruins drop the Cup, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is released from his contract. As a result, he is shipped to the Los Angeles Clippers for a first-round pick.
Some year, huh?