There is nothing better than Playoff Hockey!
And it’s even better when the Bruins are in the Playoffs and playing well.
However, I’ve seen this play out in the past. The Bruins come into the playoffs playing well, having home-ice advantage in the first round and end up not playing with the edge they had during the season.
Last time they met the Leafs in round one I almost had a coronary.
Who could forget this one?
The Bruins and Maple Leafs met in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs in one of the most memorable first-round series in history.
After Boston opened up a 3-1 series lead on David Krejci’s overtime winner in Game 4, Toronto captured the ensuing two games to force a Game 7. The Maple Leafs appeared well on their way to overcoming the two-game series deficit to advance to the second round when they surged to a 4-1 lead early in the third period of the deciding game.
But the Bruins had other ideas. Nathan Horton scored with 9:18 to play to bring the Bruins within two, setting off a wild comeback for the ages. Milan Lucic added another goal with 1:22 to play to cut the deficit to one, before Patrice Bergeron knotted the score with 51 seconds remaining in regulation and Tuukka Rask on the bench for an extra attacker.
Bergeron went on to notch the winner at 6:05 of overtime, making the Bruins the first team in NHL history to win a Game 7 after trailing by three goals in the third period.
Boston went on to the Stanley Cup Final that June, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.
Hopefully, the B’s can play like the team I’ve seen all season and move on quickly to the second round.
I’m biting my nails already!
Series starts Thursday @ 7PM
Source: Need to Know: Bruins-Maple Leafs