Bruins stage historic rally to stun Leafs in OT

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The Red Wings won in overtime to force a game 7.  Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg falls in front of Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa. The Red Wings won 4-3 in overtime.  Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard makes a save in the second period against the Anaheim Ducks.  Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer makes a save on Bruins center Chris Kelly during the third period in game five. Boston will visit Toronto for game 6.  Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski (84) shoots the puck wide of the Bruins net. Toronto won 2-1 to force game six.  Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports Maple Leafs left wing Clarke MacArthur scores on Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the third period.  Greg M. Cooper, USA TODAY Sports Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer shoots the puck around Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi. The Capitals won 2-1 in overtime to take a 3-2 series lead.  Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY Sports Rangers center Brian Boyle (22) dives for the puck in the second period against the Capitals.  Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY Sports Capitals fans celebrate after Washington beat the Rangers 2-1 in overtime.  Evan Habeeb, USA TODAY Sports Chicago Blackhawks left wing Viktor Stalberg (25) skates with the puck against the Minnesota Wild.  Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella (6) is checked by Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65).  Rob Grabowski, USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke (24) and center Brandon Sutter (16) celebrate a goal by center Tyler Kennedy.  Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) reaches for the puck with his glove.  Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports Ottawa Senators left wing Cory Gonacher scores a goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj.  Jean-Yves Ahern, USA TODAY Sports Ottawa Senators center Zack Smith on his way to score a goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj.  Jean-Yves Ahern, USA TODAY Sports Ducks center Nick Bonino (13) celebrates his game-winning goal that gave Anaheim a 3-2 overtime win over the Red Wings in Game 5. Bonino’s winner gave Anaheim a 3-2 series lead on Detroit.  Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) makes a save against Ducks wing Kyle Palmieri during the second period.  Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime to beat the Blues in Game 5. Voynov’s winner gave Los Angeles a 3-2 win and a 3-2 series lead.  Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports Blues center David Backes (42) and Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) tumble into the crease on a second-period collision.  Scott Rovak, USA TODAY Sports Bruins center David Krejci, left, celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime of Game 4 against the Maple Leafs. Krejci notched a hat trick to lead Boston to a 4-3 win and a 3-1 series lead.  Tom Szczerbowski, USA TODAY Sports Maple Leafs wing Colton Orr, left, checks Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara along the boards. Orr received an elbowing penalty on the play.  Tom Szczerbowski, USA TODAY Sports Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against Capitals center Matt Hendricks (26) during Game 4 in New York. source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2013/05/13/boston-bruins-toronto-maple-leafs-overtime-game-7-nhl-playoffs/2157139/

Bruins rally from three-goal deficit to force OT, stun Leafs 5-4 in Game 7

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Bruins are the first team in NHL history to win a Game 7 after trailing by three goals in the third period. The Bruins will play the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, starting the series at home; the NHL has not announced the dates. Toronto opened a 4-1 lead in the third period of the decisive game, but Nathan Horton cut the deficit to two midway through the third period and then Lucic and Bergeron scored in the final 1:22 with Rask on the bench for an extra skater. “Anything can happen,” Lucic said, “and that’s exactly what happened.” Cody Franson scored twice, and former Bruin Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist for Toronto. James Reimer made 30 saves for the Maple Leafs. But it was the one he missed that left him sprawled in the crease, face down, while the Bruins celebrated. “I was trying to be pretty even-keeled,” said Reimer, who was teary-eyed in the locker room after the game. “There was time left, they could come back and they did. When you’re up 4-1 you’d like to be able to hold onto that lead.” Toronto hadn’t been to the playoffs since 2004, but some of the players had: forward James van Riemsdyk was on the Philadelphia team that rallied from a 3-0 deficit to eliminate the Bruins in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals. This time the comeback fell short. “It’s tough to stay composed,” Franson said. “Any type of playoff experience will help us (next year). source: http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/05/13/bruins-rally-from-three-goal-deficit-to-force-ot-stun-leafs-5-4-in-game-7/

Bruins beat Maple Leafs in overtime in Game 7 with stunning rally

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(Jared Wickersham / Getty Images / May 13, 2013) Also May 13, 2013, 9:07 p.m. The Boston Bruins turned back Toronto’s comeback with a rally of their own. Trailing by three goals in the third period and still by two with less than 90 seconds left in their season, the Bruins scored twice in a span of 31 seconds to tie it and then eliminated the Maple Leafs on Patrice Bergeron ‘s goal 6 minutes 5 seconds into overtime to win, 5-4, in Game 7 on Monday night in Boston. “It was one of the crazy ones I’ve been part of,” said Bergeron, who assisted on Milan Lucic ‘s goal with 1:22 in regulation and scored to tie it with 51 seconds left in the third. “We found a way, not necessarily the way we would have liked to play the whole game.” Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots for Boston, which led the best-of-seven series 3-1 before the Maple Leafs won two in a row to force a seventh game. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Bruins are the first team in NHL history to win a Game 7 after trailing by three goals in the third period. Toronto opened a 4-1 lead in the third period of the decisive game, but Nathan Horton cut the deficit to two midway through the third period and then Lucic and Bergeron scored in the final 1:22 with Rask on the bench for an extra skater. “Anything can happen,” Lucic said, “and that’s exactly what happened.” Cody Franson scored twice, and former Bruin Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist for Toronto. James Reimer made 30 saves for the Maple Leafs. But it was the one he missed that left him sprawled in the crease, face down, while the Bruins celebrated. “I was trying to be pretty even-keeled,” said Reimer, who was teary-eyed in the locker room after the game. source: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-nhl-20130514,0,1060827.story

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Game 6 Live Stream, Preview, Predictions – NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Boston Leads Series 3-2

The Bruins blew a chance to end their series on home ice with a dismal third period in a 2-1 loss to the Maple Leafs. Now the team will look to win its third match in Toronto this series. Meanwhile, the Leafs, who have succeeded at the TD Garden in Boston, will look to put up their first playoff home win at the Air Canada Centre since 2004. Like Us on Facebook The Bruins have succeeded on the strength of their top line of Nathan Horton, David Krejci, and Milan Lucic. However, Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin, both scoring leaders in the regular season, have been shutout throughout the series. “I haven’t denied the fact that [Marchand] and that line haven’t been as good,” Boston coach Claude Julien said. “Certainly [there are] things that we deal with internally and dealt with those guys internally. Certainly, I’m not going to elaborate on them, specifically, publicly; that’s not my style. I’m seeing the same thing you guys are. That’s the case, a lot of those things aren’t happening right now. source: http://www.latinospost.com/articles/18916/20130512/boston-bruins-vs-toronto-maple-leafs-game-6-live-stream.htm

Phaneuf, Kessel score 3rd-period goals to help Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1, force Game 7

And that’s been absent but he delivered in a big way tonight.” Van Riemsdyk was also effective, earning assists on both goals. After combining for 170 shots in the past two games, the teams played defensively in what started as a much tighter game, but opened up later on. The tight game made for a tense atmosphere inside where 19,591 fans, wielding giveaway blue or white towels. Outside, another amped-up crowd packed Maple Leafs Square outside the Air Canada Centre to watch the game on a big screen, despite chilly temperatures at game time. First-line Leafs center Tyler Bozak skated during warm-ups but was scratched. Bozak, who scored short-handed in Game 5, had missed the final two games of the regular season with what was believed to be a shoulder injury. Joe Colborne, making his playoff debut, came in for Bozak. Boston defenseman Andrew Ference did not make the trip to Toronto for undisclosed reasons. But Wade Redden returned to the lineup after missing Game 5. That prompted Julien to change his defensive pairings, as he did when Ference was suspended for Game 2. Captain Zdeno Chara played with Johnny Boychuk, Dennis Seidenberg with Adam McQuaid, and Redden with rookie Dougie Hamilton. source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/capitals/phaneuf-kessel-score-3rd-period-goals-to-help-maple-leafs-edge-bruins-2-1-force-game-7/2013/05/12/fb81e2ae-bb74-11e2-b537-ab47f0325f7c_story_1.html

 

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