Maple Leafs vs. Bruins Game 7 recap: Boston eliminates Toronto


A late collapse by the Maple Leafs allowed the Boston Bruins to win Game 7 in overtime by a final score of 5-4.

The Boston Bruins completed an improbable comeback in Game 7 to eliminate the Toronto Maple Leafs and move on to the second round.

After Toronto scored two quick goals early in the third period to take a 4-1 lead, Boston battled back, getting goals from Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic, and finally Patrice Bergeron with less than a minute remaining to tie the game and force overtime.

And then at 6:05 of the first overtime period, Bergeron would score again to win it:


The Boston Bruins will move on to face the winner of the Capitals-Rangers series in the East.

Let's take a look at the big questions we were tracking in this game:

Who has gas left in the tank?

The Bruins dictated the first few minutes of the game before the Maple Leafs took over for most of regulation. Boston appeared tired and slow for much of the night, but found an extra gear when it mattered.

Will Tyler Bozak play and win draws?

Bozak was out of the lineup again, and the Maple Leafs were dominated in the face-off circle in the game.

Can the Bruins get anything from their fourth line?

The fourth line remained scoreless for Boston, but they didn't need secondary scoring to win the game. Their big stars came to play.

More in the NHL:

Complete Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage

Bet on these hot playoff teams

Our playoff predictions

The best of our hockey network

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.