Boston Bruins stage miraculous comeback to advance in Stanley Cup playoffs
The Stanley Cup playoffs are never lacking when it comes to drama, but Monday night's action is hard to beat. Trailing 4-1 in the third period of game seven of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Boston Bruins staged a miracle comeback - scoring two goals in the final 90 seconds - to send the game to overtime before netting the winner in a miraculous 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
For the Bruins fans, the stakes could not have been higher. Boston had built a 3-1 series lead and had two opportunities to advance to the second round, including one game at home. But two-thirds of the way through the game it looked as if they were headed toward another early playoff exit. That changed with a little over 10 minutes left, when Nathan Horton closed the gap to 4-2. Then, after the Bruins pulled goalie Tuukka Rask for the one-player advantage, goals from Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron knotted it up at 4. Bergeron would add the game winner in overtime.
"It was one of the crazy ones I've been part of," Bergeron told The Associated Press. "We found a way, not necessarily the way we would have liked to play the whole game."
The Bruins advance to play the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. New York downed the Washington Capitals 5-0 in another game seven on Monday night.