Bruins staying in Toronto overnight

TORONTO -- After their 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Sunday night at Air Canada Centre, the Boston Bruins announced they would have to remain in Toronto because of an issue with the team's charter plane.

"Late during tonight's game we were made aware that there was a malfunction with our airplane," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement. "As a result we are staying in Toronto on Sunday night and the team will travel to Boston on Monday morning."

Game 7 of the series is Monday night at 7 p.m. ET, at TD Garden.

Staying in Toronto overnight could be a good thing for the Bruins.

The players should take advantage of a better night's sleep, and they likely won't have to be at the rink in the morning and deal with any media availability.