Racist reaction to finale tarnishes Bruins run 
- Bruins fans and others swapped racist comments on social media after a black forward for the Washington Capitals scored the decisive goal in overtime of Game 7.
(CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Racist reaction to finale tarnishes Bruins run

- Bruins fans and others swapped racist comments on social media after a black forward for the Washington Capitals scored the decisive goal in overtime of Game 7.

(CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Racist messages on Twitter follow Capitals’ goal 
- Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward was the hero of Wednesday night’s Game 7 of the Capitals-Bruins NHL playoff series, but his shining moment was followed by racial epithets posted to Twitter in the hours after the game.

Racist messages on Twitter follow Capitals’ goal

- Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward was the hero of Wednesday night’s Game 7 of the Capitals-Bruins NHL playoff series, but his shining moment was followed by racial epithets posted to Twitter in the hours after the game.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY
Season comes to a sudden end for champion Bruins 
- The Spoked-Bs were sent home Wednesday night, losing Game 7 of their first-round series to the upstart Washington Capitals in front of a stunned TD Garden sellout crowd.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Season comes to a sudden end for champion Bruins

- The Spoked-Bs were sent home Wednesday night, losing Game 7 of their first-round series to the upstart Washington Capitals in front of a stunned TD Garden sellout crowd.

Game 7 experience helps Tim Thomas 
- In a lot of ways, the euphoric alls and the cruel nothings of Game 7s are all Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has ever known.

Game 7 experience helps Tim Thomas

- In a lot of ways, the euphoric alls and the cruel nothings of Game 7s are all Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has ever known.

Bruins need all four lines producing 
- The Bruins’ most recent Game 7, last year in the Stanley Cup Finals, serves as a reminder of how everybody plays a role when great things happen in the playoffs.

Bruins need all four lines producing

- The Bruins’ most recent Game 7, last year in the Stanley Cup Finals, serves as a reminder of how everybody plays a role when great things happen in the playoffs.

Language is no barrier for the Bruins 
- The Bruins have a multinational roster of players who speak nine languages, led by captain Zdeno Chara, who is fluent in six — and learning Italian.

Language is no barrier for the Bruins

- The Bruins have a multinational roster of players who speak nine languages, led by captain Zdeno Chara, who is fluent in six — and learning Italian.

Bruins enjoy rest day in Washington 
- The Bruins and Capitals are awaiting whether Nicklas Backstrom will be disciplined for his match penalty at the end of Game 3.

Bruins enjoy rest day in Washington

- The Bruins and Capitals are awaiting whether Nicklas Backstrom will be disciplined for his match penalty at the end of Game 3.

NHL PLAYOFFS: GAME 1 | BRUINS 1, CAPITALS 0 IN OT
Bruins win playoff opener 
- Chris Kelly ripped a slap shot over rookie goalie Braden Holtby at 1:18 of overtime to give the Bruins a 1-0 Game 1 win at TD Garden.

NHL PLAYOFFS: GAME 1 | BRUINS 1, CAPITALS 0 IN OT

Bruins win playoff opener

- Chris Kelly ripped a slap shot over rookie goalie Braden Holtby at 1:18 of overtime to give the Bruins a 1-0 Game 1 win at TD Garden.

Tim Thomas skips White House visit, says government ‘out of control’
- The Bruins goalie said he did not attend yesterday’s team visit to the White House because he believes the government is threatening the rights, liberty, and property of citizens.

Tim Thomas skips White House visit, says government ‘out of control’

- The Bruins goalie said he did not attend yesterday’s team visit to the White House because he believes the government is threatening the rights, liberty, and property of citizens.

A sportswriter/foodie on the road
- When the Globe’s hockey writer isn’t rinkside, he’s scouting out bold tastes.

A sportswriter/foodie on the road

- When the Globe’s hockey writer isn’t rinkside, he’s scouting out bold tastes.