Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/11/13
There are many ways to describe the Bruins’ recent Game 7 comeback against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Perhaps Bruins president Cam Neely found the best way to sum it up when recalling that memorable night during Tuesday’s Stanley Cup Final media day. The Bruins’ unforgettable comeback from being down 4-1 midway through the third period of Game 7 against the Leafs apparently had Neely searching for the right words. He tried to sum that up Tuesday, and he went an interesting direction in doing so. “I went, from today’s texting world, to the feeling of ‘OMG,’” Neely said at media day when describing the anxious moments from being down, to coming back, to tying the game and then eventually winning in overtime. “Then when we won in overtime, the same feeling. You’re peeking at the clock. It feels like it’s going down faster than you’d like. But, again, go back to my point earlier about the character of the guys, they didn’t quit, they didn’t give up.” Neely wasn’t alone in that way of thinking. B’s general manager Peter Chiarelli admitted he almost gave up hope late in Game 4, but he wasn’t quite ready to say “TTYL’ to his club. “Three‑goal deficit with half the period left is a tough one,” Chiarelli said. “I’d be lying if I said I thought we were going to definitely come back. Once we scored the second, there was a definite surge. You could see the momentum turning. You’re still kind of sad.  you could see us starting to roll, thought we had a chance.”
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