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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 with less than four minutes left that would have put the game all but out of reach.
With the goalie pulled and less than 1:30 left in the game, Milan Lucic went to the front of the net and was able to find a rebound to bring the deficit to one. If Lucic went to the front of the net more often, he would be a 25-30 goal a year player.
With less than 40 seconds later, Patrice Bergeron managed to fire this shot past James Reimer with the massive Zdeno Chara in front of the net screening Reimer to tie the game and send it to overtime.
This was the reaction of Maple Leafs fans watching the game outside of the Air Canada Center in Toronto.
In the overtime, Patrice Bergeron went back to work and was able to find the loose puck and bury it. Breaking Toronto Maple Leafs fan’s hearts across the world.
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said after the game that he thought “we ran out of gas,” which is the clubhouse leader for understatement of the year.
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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...
That is what a lot of folks did in the Twitterverse. Here is a sampling of the conversation:
Howard Bryant, ESPN.com: “ ‘The Toronto Maple Leafs, unless they suffer a colossal collapse, are going to eliminate the Bruins.’ -- Jack Edwards, 14:10 left 3rd period.”Gerry Callahan, WEEI radio: “How do you line & shake hands if you're Leafs? You just completed one of...
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...
Unfortunately for Maple Leafs fans, Toronto pulled a Sergio, choking in Game 7 against the Boston Bruins. Now, naturally, the memes choke the internet.
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:
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...
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...
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.
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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.
With 11 minutes remaining in the third period Monday night, the Bruins were staring at a three-goal deficit and seemed destined for the golf course. What transpired after that point will be etched in Boston sports lore forever.
Nathan Horton cut the Maple Leafs’ lead to 4-2 with a goal 9:18 into the third, but Toronto still held a comfortable cushion with just three minutes to...