Found May 14, 2013 on Sports Blog Net:
[caption id="attachment_169" align="aligncenter" width="576"][/caption] I am sitting here reflecting on what happened last night with the Bruins and Maple Leafs. I still can't believe what we saw. Going along with my last post, the Bruins never like to make it easy on themselves. Boston teams in general always have to make their fans feel terrible before they give the greatest comeback people have seen. First off, the Bruins should have not let this series go to game 7. They should have  not let up on the gas after the first goal, which they did. The Bruins gave the Maple Leafs the chance to take a big lead and that should not have happened. With all that said, the 3rd period might have been the greatest 3rd period I have ever seen in my life. On top of that, this all happened to Toronto, just another thing to add to the list of Tuukka Rask and the Phil Kessel trade. Halfway through the third period, a majority of Boston fans, including myself, were talking about who needs to be fired and what changes need to be for this team. Twitter was blowing up with people just as disgusted, not only were coaches and the GMs being fired on twitter, players were being traded. I was right there with them. I was sitting next to my friend talking about what the Bruins do and how quickly they need to make a change. When Horton scored it was a so what moment and the talks continued. This all changed when Milan Lucic scored with 1:22 left and the goalie pulled. Once Lucic got the goal, mixed with our success of 6 on 5 hockey in game 6 and the goal in game 7, I had a feeling something might happen. There was plenty of time, Toronto was tired and we had all the momentum. When Bergeron scored the tying goal, anyone who was sleeping in the New England area was woken up by a crazy screaming fan somewhere. I was in so much disbelief what happened and couldn't believe how the team fought back after looking so bad. They definitely lived up to their Jekyll and Hyde title that coach Claude Julien gave them. With a missed chance to win the game with seconds left, the Bruins found themselves in another game 7 overtime. I love the Bruins experience in that situation, I absolutely hate being a fan in that situation. But leave it to Patrice Bergeron, he is the one player who always shows up big in game 7s and is the true Bruins captain in my opinion. For the team to be able to come back and win that game, it is going to be huge for their confidence moving into the next round against a good New York Rangers team. Nobody should overlook Patrice Bergeron in this game, because he played well and came up with 2 of the biggest goals in Boston Bruins history. But looking at the whole game, Milan Lucic was a difference maker. Lucic looked like the player that we all hoped he would be in the playoffs. He was hitting everything which led to good offensive opportunities. I absolutely loved when he challenged Dion Phaneuf behind the net, regardless if he would have had a scoring chance and he got a penalty. Typical Phaneuf would not do anything and took a punch to the face and skated away like a coward. Phaneuf has been running around taking shots at people all series and he runs away when Lucic challenges him. I know Lucic took a penalty, but that kind of intensity is what we need to see out of him. Not only was he a physical presence, but he set up the Horton goal and went over to the bench and told them, "that's one guys" and encouraged the team to keep fighting. When Milan Lucic scored to make it 4-3 and you could see him check the clock and tell the guys to keep going and keep the pressure, the team knew to jump on his back, and they did. It is about time Milan Lucic had his coming out party in the playoffs. Bruins fans have been waiting too long for this. He is about to be the highest paid forward on the team and now has been in the league for 6 years. It is time to be the 6 million dollar power forward, and boy did he pick a good time put the team on his shoulders. I am still in awe of what happened, but Bruins fans need to realize that this was only the first round, and the New York Rangers will be a tougher test than the Maple Leafs. If we played like we did for the majority of this series against Toronto, we will not stand a chance. But if we ride this momentum and play like the team that showed up for the last 5 minutes of the 3rd period last night, we can make a deep run. This is still the beginning of what Jaromir Jagr called a marathon. We have seen suspensions, upsets, and one of the greatest comebacks in NHL history. People who are not paying attention to the NHL playoffs yet, need to rethink what they are doing.

Milan Lucic's handshake is a bit personal

Milan Lucic did a lot of things really well in Boston's unbelievable Game 7 victory over Toronto. Lucic scored a goal, added an assist and had the best handshake we've seen so far in the 2013 playoffs. When it came to the handshake line after their OT victory, Lucic got a bit personal with Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. This is also PDL's first time embedding a...

Lucic gives Phaneuf postgame cup check

The Bruins forced overtime after scoring two goals in the waning minutes of Monday’s Game 7 against the Maple Leafs.  Following Boston’s 4-3 overtime win, Bruins’ tough guy Martin Lucic went through the handshake line and happily shook nowhere near the Leafs’ Dion Phaneuf’s hand.

Milan Lucic Gives Dion Phaneuf A Dick Tap In Handshake Line

Milan Lucic and Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf must go way back. How else can you explain Lucic going dick tap on Phaneu…

Milan Lucic gives Dion Phaneuf cup check in handshake line (Video)

After the Boston Bruins pulled off a miracle comeback in game seven against the Toronto Maple Leafs,  both teams congratulated each other in the customary handshake line. Keep an eye on the hand of Boston's Milan Lucic as he gives Toronto's Dion Phaneuf a little bit of a lovetap on the groin: (Courtesy of It's Always Sunny in Detroit)

Milan Lucic gave Dion Phaneuf a love tap to the groin in postgame handshakes

Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic had a pretty awesome series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He racked up nine points, 32 hits, and he assisted on the goal to make it 4-2 and scored to make it 4-3 in the third period of Game 7. After the Bruins came back to beat the Leafs in overtime Monday night, Lucic participated in postgame handshakes like everyone else. Only Lucic got a little...

Milan Lucic gives Dion Phaneuf a post-game hand shake in the wrong spot

Milan Lucic, obviously excited over the Bruins' epic Game 7 come back against the Maple Leafs, shook something other than Dion Phaneuf's hand in the post-game.

Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron Save Bruins’ Season, Provide Greatest Images From Game 7 Win (Photos)

Just when it looked like the Bruins would go out with a whimper, they came back with a roar. Milan Lucic put the Bruins on his back in the final 11 minutes of regulation and Patrice Bergeron completed the comeback as the Bruins notched a 5-4 overtime win in Game 7 against the Maple Leafs. The Bruins faced a 4-1 deficit midway through the third period, but they surged back to survive...

Video: Bruins/Leafs Game 7 postgame interviews

Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic, and Claude Julien talk after the Bruins thrilling comeback OT Game 7 win.

Milan Lucic Gives Dion Phaneuf A Post Game Junk ‘Love Tap’

    A.B. Post-playoff-series handshakes are one of the greatest parts of the NHL. After beating the crap out of each other for 7 straight games for the right to advance one more round closer to the cup, grown men put aside their hatreds and shake hands at center ice. And as surprising as the Boston Bruins comeback tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs was, there was something...

Leaked CT scan of puck injury a fake?

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...

Bruins May Have Avoided Major Changes With Game 7 Comeback Win Against Maple Leafs

BOSTON — The failure to live up to expectations in sports breeds change. It always has and always will. So as the Bruins looked ready to choke away a 3-1 series lead to Toronto with a Game 7 loss on Monday night, it was far from unnatural to think that changes may be coming for the B’s. And while the roster may be retooled in the offseason, it’s unlikely that seismic changes...

CT Scan Shows Damage To Mark Fraser’s Skull After Slapshot To Forehead

You may remember Toronto’s Mark Fraser taking a Milan Lucic slapshot to the forehead during Game 4 of the Bruins-Leafs series, resulting in a pretty scary moment on the ice in Toronto. This weekend, an image of Fraser’s purported CT scan surfaced on the Internet and showed some significant damage to the defenseman’s skull. The image hasn’t been confirmed (although it does...

Bruins Score Twice in Final Moments of Game 7 to Force Overtime Against Maple Leafs

The Bruins pulled off a minor miracle on Monday night, scoring twice in the final 1:22 of Game 7 to somehow force overtime against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs appeared to be heading on to the next round after dominating play for much of the game, but three unanswered goals by the Bruins in the third period changed the complexion of the game. Milan Lucic drove home a rebound...

(Video) Patrice Bergeron wins Game 7 in OT

What night of hockey... The Boston Bruins scored two goals by Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron 31 seconds in the waning minutes of the third period to force the overtime period. At one point in the third period, the Boston Bruins were down 4-1. You could tell by the body language of Maple Leafs that the game tying goal was a back breaker and I had a feeling that the Bruins were...
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