Bruins' problem? 'It's just a snowball effect'

Why are the Boston Bruins in a freefall down the standings, and when will it stop?

Updated: January 17, 2003, 8:38 PM ET
By Nancy Marrapese-Burrell | Special to ESPN.com

They were the best team in the Eastern Conference last season and were the best team in the Eastern Conference through the first two months of this season. But since December, the Bruins have been nothing short of brutal. From their goaltending, to their defense, to their forwards - they've been nothing short of awful. How does one team play so well for two months and then fall apart so badly?



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