May 13, 2013
Leafs blow lead to Bruins, lose Game 7 in overtime
By ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

Phil Kessel (81) and Tyler Seguin (19) shake hands as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in overtime in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference playoff series at TD Garden in Boston on Monday, May 13, 2013. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

BOSTON - It was like a car crash at slow motion speed.

Super-slow motion, make that.

With a 4-1 lead and less than a period left to protect it, the Toronto Maple Leafs were that close to making their nine-year wait to taste playoff success that much sweeter.

To say they had the Bruins where they wanted them doesn't do the scoreboard, or the scene that existed in a stunned TD Garden, any justice.

And then the 18-wheeler that drove off a cliff over a period of weeks last season revisited the Leafs in such a short span it was sickening to watch.

Ultimately, the Leafs fell 5-4 to the Bruins in overtime, as dramatic an end to a best-of-seven series as you are going to find.



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