Trailing 4-1 with about 11 minutes left to play in Monday night's Game 7 at the TD Garden, it looked as if the Bruins season would be ending as the result of a blown 3-1 series lead. But the B's scored four unanswered goals to seal the deal on an improbable comeback, as Patrice Bergeron scored the game-tying and game-winning goal in overtime, giving Boston a 5-4 win in Game 7 and 4-3 series win. Bergeron put home a rebound from the right post 6:05 into overtime, sending the TD Garden into pandemonium. Toronto had scored two third-period goals to take a 4-1 lead not even six minutes into the period. Phil Kessel put the Maple Leafs up 3-1 two minutes into the third as he stood at the left post and put home a rebound after Nazem Kadri hit the post following a Bruins turnover deep in their own zone. Three minutes later Kadri put home a Kessel rebound on a 2-on-1 rush to put Toronto up 4-1. Nathan Horton scored on a wrister from the left circle midway through the third to cut the Leafs' lead down to 4-2. After that, the Bruins played a solid eight minutes of hockey with nothing to show for it on the scoreboard. But then something happened. The Bruins pulled Tuukka Rask with about two minutes left, and with 1:22 remaining in what looked like the season, Milan Lucic put home a rebound on a Zdeno Chara shot to cut Toronto's lead to 4-3. And then with 50.2 seconds left and the goalie still pulled, Bergeron took a wrister from the middle of the point that found the top-left corner of the net with Chara screening hames Reimer out front, tying the game at 4-4 and sending Game 7 to overtime, where Bergeron ended it, six minutes in.
B-lieve it! Bruins advance after comeback, 5-4
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