The first round of the NHL playoffs is over, and it ended in shocking fashion.
Toronto blew a three-goal lead in the final 10 minutes of Game Seven, allowing Boston to rally and win in overtime, 5-4, to advance to the second round. No team – not one – had ever blown that big of lead in the third period of a seventh game in NHL playoff history, writes Chris Johnston.
“That’s one thing you’re going to remember probably for the rest of your life," Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck said in a story by Bruce Arthur.
The Bruins' reward is a date with the New York Rangers, who crushed Washington, 5-0, in the other Game Seven on Monday. The Original Six clubs haven't met in the playoffs since 1973.
Here are all the second-round matchups, which start tonight.