The Toronto Maple Leafs appeared to be in control of Game 7 against the Boston Bruins as they were up 4-1 with just over ten minutes remaining, but that all changed when Boston was able to mount a rally that included two late goals in the final minutes of regulation to tie up the game at 4-4 and force an overtime period. Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron where the men who netted the late game heroics.
It was incredible to see the Bruins rally in front of their home crowd at the TD Garden and watch the way momentum swung at the end of the third. This was the kind of postseason defining moment that can set a team up for a run at the perfect time.
Here was the reaction from Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, via Josh Gold-Smith on Twitter:
Of course, Boston would have to score a goal in overtime to complete the rally and finish off the Maple Leafs.
They were able to do just that.
Patrice Bergeron completed the epic come from behind victory with the overtime goal to give Boston the 5-4 win as they advanced to the next round of the postseason.
The Bruins will now sit back and watch the end of Game 7 between the Washington Capitols and New York Rangers to find out who their opponent in the Eastern Conference semifinals will be. As it currently stands, the Capitols have a commanding lead.