It will go down as one of the biggest collapses in Stanley Cup playoff history. Actually, it's never happened in a Game 7. Leading 4-1 midway through the third period, the Toronto Maple Leafs appeared to have their Game 7 matchup against the Boston Bruins in the bag.
It will go down as one of the biggest collapses in Stanley Cup playoff history.
Actually, blowing a three-goal advantage in the third period has never happened in a Game 7 before.
Leading 4-1 midway through the final regulation frame, the Toronto Maple Leafs appeared to have their Game 7 matchup against the Boston Bruins in the bag.
Bruins winger Nathan Horton began the comeback with 9:18 remaining.
Toronto actually had a chance to end it after Matt Frattin broke in alone on Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, only to miss the glorious scoring chance with about 3:29 left.
The Bruins took it from there. After Milan Lucic cut the lead to 4-3 with only 1:22 on the clock, Patrice Bergeron got the equalizer 31 seconds later. Bergeron then sent the Leafs home with the back-breaking 5-4 overtime goal.
Tony CareA graduate of Ryerson University, senior writer Tony Care began his journalism career in 1996. He joined CBCSports.ca in 2003 and has covered a wide range of sports, including hockey, football, baseball and the Olympics.
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