With the Super Series between Soviet and NHL hockey teams not being renewed in the foreseeable future, the Boston Bruins won't have a chance to improve on their 0-6 record against the Soviets. And just as well, perhaps.

Only 2,820 fans were on hand Sunday night when Khimik Voskresensk defeated the Bruins 5-2 at Boston Garden, and Boston coach Mike Milbury observed later, "It's clear the series has lost its appeal to the fans and to me as a coach. It's very tough to get up for this game."