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Random Bruins highlight: “Hearts of lions!” is born in Ottawa

One of Jack Edwards’ favorite catchphrases enters the world.

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When: October 24, 2009

What: The Bruins score twice with the goalie pulled and eventually beat Ottawa in a shootout, capped off by a great Jack Edwards catchphrase.

The season was young when the Bruins and Ottawa Senators faced off, but the Bruins made sure the game was a memorable one.

The B’s found themselves down 3-1 with under two minutes left in the game, and Claude Julien called Tim Thomas to the Boston bench.

Mark Recchi (in his 1,500th NHL game, no less) made it interesting with around 90 seconds to go, tipping a Derek Morris shot in from (where else?) the top of the crease to make it 3-2.

Thomas would return to the net briefly before being pulled again, and the Bruins went to work in the Ottawa zone.

A great Michael Ryder stick check ended up with the puck on Morris’ stick again, and this time, he found David Krejci at the top of the crease for a beautiful tip to tie the game with 21 seconds to go.

Two goals in 67 seconds, both with the goalie pulled.

Patrice Bergeron would score in the shootout, then Tim Thomas stoned Jason Spezza to give the Bruins the win. He punctuated it with a fist pump, and Edwards added his flair with the play-by-play.

Hearts of lions, indeed.