ESPN's Bottom Line Widget

Tuesday, May 14, 2013



TOR:   C. Franson (PPG, 09:35 - 1st) , C. Franson (05:48 - 2nd) , P. Kessel (02:09 - 3rd) , N. Kadri (05:29 - 3rd)
BOS:   M. Bartkowski (05:39 - 1st) , N. Horton (09:18 - 3rd) , M. Lucic (18:38 - 3rd) , P. Bergeron (19:09 - 3rd) , P. Bergeron (06:05 - OT)

TOR: J. Reimer (L)
 BOS: T. Rask (W)

       Last night in Boston, it was Game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Bruins. Earlier in the series, the Leafs trailed 3-1 and thanks to Reimer they tied the series at 3-3 and now they were looking to take the series. 5 minutes in, Franson gave the puck away to Bartowski and he ripped a shot past Reimer to make it 1-0 Boston. 4 minutes later with Toronto on a powerplay, van Riemsdyk's shot was stopped and Franson was there to tap home the rebound and the game is tied. The shots in the first were 12-7 Toronto. 5 minutes into the second, the Leafs took the lead on a shot from Franson from the point. They would take that lead into the third. The shots in the second were 8-6 Toronto.

      2 minutes into the third, Van Riemsdyks shot was stopped and the rebound went to Kadri and he hit the post, but Kessel tapped it home to give the Leafs a 3-1 lead. "He Scores! Thank you Kessel," says the Leafs broadcaster on Am640. Just 3 minutes later, Kadri scored to make it 4-1. Game over right? At the 10 minute mark, Lucic centred the puck to Horton and he scored to cut the lead to 2. Then with 3 minutes to play, Fratton had a breakaway and he missed the net. A few minutes later, Chara's point shot was stopped and Lucic put home the rebound to cut the lead to 1. With under a minute to play, Bergerons shot from the point beat Reimer to tie the game at 4-4. We would need overtime.

         6 minutes into O.T, Seguin fires a shot and it was stopped but the rebound went right to Bergeron and he scored to complete the comeback as the Bruins advance and the Leafs get eliminated. This was the first time in NHL history that a team has comeback down 3 goals in a Game 7 to win."We stayed resilient—I guess that's what I can say," said Bergeron, who had just one goal in the first six games. "We found a way. Not necessarily the way we would've liked to play the whole game, but like I said, we showed some character coming back in the game and we found a way in overtime. We had the momentum, I thought, and our legs were back. It felt good." In the loss, Reimer made 30 saves. In the win, Rask made 24 saves.

The Bruins will now play the New York Rangers in Round 2 of the playoffs.

Written By Andrew Di Pardo

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