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Playoffs 2013Did You See That? Maple Leafs' historic meltdown

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 | 11:53 PM

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Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his Game 7 overtime goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night with teammate Zdeno Chara. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his Game 7 overtime goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night with teammate Zdeno Chara. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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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.

And then...disaster.

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.

View the meltdown below.


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