8. Patrice Bergeron – 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game 7
A fitting end to the “it was 4-1 Leafs” game.
The 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals saw the Toronto Maple Leafs just a game away from making it to the second round for the first time since 2004. With a 4-1 lead over the Bruins with just 14:31 remaining in the third period of game seven, you’d think they were a lock to move on.
You’d be wrong.
The Bruins staged one of the most dramatic single-game comebacks of the past decade, scoring three goals in the third — the final two coming with just 1:30 remaining.
Patrice Bergeron — who tied the game with 50 seconds to go on the clock — capped off the remarkable comeback in overtime.
Bergeron launched a one-timer on James Reimer who couldn’t control the rebound and after some chaos in front, Bergeron again pounced on the loose puck and sent the Bruins to the second round.
It’s the goal that launched Steve Dangle’s career and one that will live in infamy for the Toronto faithful. However, for Bruins fans, it symbolizes the beginning of an era of dominance over the Leafs and a reminder to never count out a team from Boston.