Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Did That Just Happen?

Oh yes it did.

Boston Bruin's Patrice Bergeron (#37) celebrates his 2nd goal, a game 7 overtime winner vs the Toronto Maple Leafs

Down 4-1 in game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with 10:42 left, Nathan Horton scored to make it 4-2.

OK, there may be a chance. Not much, but there's still a chance.

Then the amazing happened.

The Bruins pulled goaltender Tuukka Rask for an extra skater with about 2:04 left on the clock. Milan Lucic scored with the extra attacker with 1:22 left in the 3rd. Then, with just 51 seconds left to their season, Patrice Bergeron scored to make it 4-4.

Overtime.

6:05 into overtime, Bergeron did it again coming in off the right wing to fire a loose puck past Toronto goalie James Reimer for the win.

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) is embraced by teammate Zdeno Chara (33) after scoring the game winning goal off Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer during overtime in Game 7 of their NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 13, 2013. The Bruins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara congratulates Patrice Bergeron for the winning goal in overtime
This is the first time in NHL Stanley Cup playoff history that a team has come back from a Game 7 3 goal deficit in the third period.

Absolutely stunning.

But you have to give credit to the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is the first time in 9 years that the Leafs have been to the playoffs and they did themselves and the Leafs crazed city of Toronto proud.

They are the youngest team in the NHL and they gave the Bruins all they could handle.

Bring on the New York Rangers!





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