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from Seth Lakso of Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,
With a win-or-go-home Game 7 against the Bruins at TD Garden just hours away, Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul spoke confidently to members of the media from the team hotel in Boston Monday afternoon.
Lupul, who has three goals and one assist in the series, said the pressure is on the Bruins, who at one point held a three-games-to-one advantage in this first-round series.
“Everyone’s watching, the spotlight’s on,” Lupul said. “Every play is obviously a high-pressure play. It’s not a time to go out there and play tight. It’s time to not be afraid of the big moment and, obviously, you want to stick to our team game, but as individuals, it’s a great time to step up.
“We’ve won two in a row. The pressure is mostly on them. I don’t think a lot of people expected this game to even be happening, especially when we were down, 3-1.”
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Joffrey Lupul does not tweet very often. He has tweeted just over 1,100 times, and he hadn’t tweeted since April 23. The playoffs began on April 30. Lupul finally broke his three-week Twitter silence by sending this emotionally-charged message on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after his Toronto Maple Leafs blew a 4-1 3rd-period lead in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins:
The Toronto Maple Leafs completed the biggest choke job in the history of third period of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey. Yes, the Leafs blew a 4-1 lead in the third, gave up two goals in 31 seconds, and lost to the Boston Bruins 5-4 in overtime to lose Game 7 of their Eastern Conference series on Monday night.
The local paper, the Toronto Sun decided to put the joke err choke on them...
The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t made it to the NFL Playoffs in nine years, so when they went into the third period of game 7 against the Boston Bruins, with a two goal lead and 90 seconds lwft, the fans partying on the streets of Toronto had a lot to cheer about. Then one of the most epic collapses in hockey history occurred and the Bruins pulled off a come from behind victory...
Mark Fraser suffered one of the worst hockey injuries to date during Toronto's Game 4 loss to the Bruins.
The Maple Leafs defenseman took a Milan Lucic shot to the forehead and required surgery to repair a broken bone in "his cranial area." Days after the surgery rook place, a Reddit user uploaded a photo of what he or she claims to be Fraser's CT scan from St...
This will go down as one of the bigger collapses in NHL history. The Toronto Maple Leafs had a 4-1 lead with just under 11 minutes left in the third period when the unthinkable began to happen. Nathan Horton got things going for the Boston Bruins with this shot that started a monumental comeback.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask did his part too, stopping a key Matt Frattin breakaway...
Unfortunately for Maple Leafs fans, Toronto pulled a Sergio, choking in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins. Now, naturally, the memes choke the internet.
Holy ********* what a third period.
Part of us feels a little bad for these Leaf fans, mostly 'cause growing up in Boston we've totally been there. You're day will come one day, Toronto... maybe. But for now, here are some great pics/video fo stunned Maple Leaf fans and players. Enjoy.
Not sure if crying or taking a ****...
Milan Lucic and Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf must go way back. How else can you explain Lucic going dick tap on Phaneu…
The Toronto Maple Leafs are well aware of their unflattering history. The longest current Stanley Cup drought among teams that have won it at least once. No playoff series victories in almost a decade. A 1-8 record in series when falling behind 3-1 and not overcoming such a deficit in roughly 71 years.
Facing a Bruins team that is no stranger to Game 7 makes Monday night's win...
Tuukka Rask played the hero in Monday night’s Game 7 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins goalie made 24 saves in the 5-4 overtime win, and one in a crucial moment that changed the momentum of the game.
The Maple Leafs blew a 4-1 lead in the final minutes and the B’s were able to come out on top, in part, thanks to Rask’s strong play in front of the net.
Check out the...
The Toronto Maple Leafs followed the same blueprint that earned them a victory in Boston on Friday in a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal on Sunday night.
Not only were the scores of the two victories the same, but how the games unfolded were remarkably similar.
After a scoreless and tentative first period for both teams,...
After scoring the game tying goal with under a minute left in regulation, Boston’s Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winning goal 6:05 into overtime as the Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in Game 7 Monday night. With a 4-1 lead in the third period the Maple Leafs looked primed to complete their comeback after more »
Check out this amazing save by Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer on Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton. This is just how the last three games have gone for the Boston Bruins. Can't get a goal when they need one. Not burying the chances when they are presented to them.
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
Defeat, in the end, came with abrupt finality, with a sense of shock and surprise and even momentary disbelief that what seemed to be the start of something special was over.
What, no more games? That’s it?
Oh my word. They lost it how?
The Maple Leafs, and their legions of fans, had dared to dream that this might become a unique...