Game 7: Bergeron caps incredible comeback in OT as Bruins eliminate Leafs
BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron scored at 6:05 of overtime to complete a miraculous Boston comeback as the Bruins rallied to oust the Toronto Maple Leafs from the playoffs with a nail-biting 5-4 victory in Game 7 Monday night.
Bergeron, with his second of the night, ended it as the Bruins blitzed the Toronto goal. The Leafs could not clear the puck and the Bruins forward snapped home a shot.
Two late goals in the space of 31 seconds by Boston's Milan Lucic and Bergeron, with goalie Tuukka Rask off for the extra attacker, shockingly tied the game up at 4-4.
It had looked like two early goals by defenceman Cody Franson had been enough to propel Toronto into the next round of the playoffs. The Leafs led 4-1 midway through the third period when the Bruins started pulling rabbits out of their hat with three unanswered goals -- the last two with the clock running out.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Wade Redden Johnny Boychuk
Key Injuries: None.
James van Riemsdyk
Jake Gardiner Dion Phaneuf
Key Injuries: F Tyler Bozak - upper-body (day-to-day).