There is some special about Game 7 and Tuesday evening featured a pivotal match-up between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the NHL Playoffs. After an intriguing battle for the first two periods, Boston separated to the tune of a 5-1 victory and the Bruins will advance to face the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference Semifinals as a result.
While that may seem harmless to everyone but those rooting for the Maple Leafs, there was a wild subplot down the stretch, as those financially interested in the over/under total had quite a ride. With less than three minutes remaining, Bruins center Charlie Coyle converted an empty-net goal to essentially clinch victory with a 4-1 lead but, not to be outdone, Patrice Bergeron decided he would join him in “celebrating” the untended net.
The only kicker, though, was that the over/under was 5.5 goals and Bergeron lit the lamp with less than one second remaining on the clock.