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The 25 best Game 7s of all time

Yardbarker Logo By Chris Mueller of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 25: Lot going on here, none of it good for Toronto. The Maple Leafs were down 3-1 in the series, then rallied to tie things up. In Game 7, they took a 4-1 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining in the third period. Phil Kessel, who the Bruins had traded to Toronto several seasons prior, scored Toronto's third goal and assisted on the fourth, which looked like the dagger. It wasn't. The Bruins staged an improbable rally, scoring three goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation, including two in the final two, to shock the Leafs and force overtime. Patrice Bergeron, who tied the game with less than a minute left, scored the winner just over six minutes into OT. It was the first time in NHL history that a team trailing by three goals in the third period of Game 7 won the game. Boston rode the wave all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, while the Leafs didn't return to the playoffs for four seasons and still haven't won a Cup since 1967. Being a Maple Leafs fan doesn't seem fun.

2013 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Bruins vs. Maple Leafs

Lot going on here, none of it good for Toronto. The Maple Leafs were down 3-1 in the series, then rallied to tie things up. In Game 7, they took a 4-1 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining in the third period. Phil Kessel, who the Bruins had traded to Toronto several seasons prior, scored Toronto's third goal and assisted on the fourth, which looked like the dagger. It wasn't. The Bruins staged an improbable rally, scoring three goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation, including two in the final two, to shock the Leafs and force overtime. Patrice Bergeron, who tied the game with less than a minute left, scored the winner just over six minutes into OT. It was the first time in NHL history that a team trailing by three goals in the third period of Game 7 won the game. Boston rode the wave all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, while the Leafs didn't return to the playoffs for four seasons and still haven't won a Cup since 1967. Being a Maple Leafs fan doesn't seem fun.

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