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Another Game #7, another decisive, come-from-behind thriller

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game Seven
Torey Krug’s 4-on-4 goal at the start of the third period turned the tide.
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Bruins took command in the third period to win 7-4 and advance past the Maple Leafs. On to Round #2 and the Lightning in Tampa Bay on Saturday at 3:00 PM on NBC.

  • It was alternately sloppy, tense, exhilarating and everything a Game #7 that culminates a Stanley Cup playoff series should be. (With video) NHL
  • In the first period, the Bruins were twice down by one goal. An unanswered four-goal barrage in the third period derailed Toronto’s playoff hopes. Brad Marchand characterized the game as one of the most incredible he had played. Patriot Ledger
  • The key to the Bruins’ game is actually what is missing from it- the “quit.” Bonus- period-by-period notes and the second round schedule. South Coast Today
  • Three bullet points from the win include key contributions from the Patrice Bergeron/Brad Marchand/David Pastrnak line once again.
  • How important is Bergeron? He has just hit another Game #7 career milestone. NESN
  • The Bruins as a team also broke an NHL record in the win... @Buccigross
  • ... and a young Bruin joined a current teammate and Craig Janney in another Bruins Game #7 milestone. @Buccigross
  • By the numbers, here are the heros and zeros from the game, and a synopsis of the Maple Leafs’ discontent. TSN
  • Up and down, back and forth, even as the scoreboard tilted, the atmosphere at TD Garden seesawed from somber disbelief to deafening joy. Boston Globe
  • Sticktaps to the Bruins youngsters, who were tempered by fire and rose to the occasion. Remember, there were as many as six rookies playing at points during the season. (With video) CBS Boston
  • Jake DeBrusk simply kept at it, hunting down the puck at every opportunity. (With video) WEEI
  • One goal deficit? Close enough. The Bruins regrouped behind their veteran leaders between the second and third periods, came out confidently, and refused to lose. NESN
  • Following a loose second period, Tuukka Rask tightened up along with his teammates, and the ice tilted away from Frederic Andersen and the visitors.
  • Matt Grzelcyk was so tired and happy that he slipped up praising Zdeno Chara in his postgame interview. *Audio NSFW* (With video) BarDown
  • The Jack Adams nominees are up- and Bruce Cassidy is among them! (With video) NHL
  • One shirtless Bruins fan took advantage of the rain outside TD Garden for a singular celly. (With video) BarDown

No “Elsewhere Around The Rink” today- we’re all about the BRUINS and marinating in happy sauce. Check back tomorrow.