Stat Line of the Night — 5/13/2013 — Patrice Bergeron
With just over ten minutes remaining in the third period of Game 7 between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs, it appeared as though the outcome was all but assured, as the Leafs held a commanding 4-1 lead over their division rivals. And even after Nathan Horton scored to cut the Bruins’ deficit to 4-2, they still didn’t seem to have much of a chance. But with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and Boston trailing by two goals, it was time for Patrice Bergeron to take over.
The Bruins’ center would help set up Milan Lucic‘s goal with just 1:22 remaining in the third period, and he would score the equalizer just 31 seconds later to send the game into overtime. And Bergeron wasn’t done playing hero there, as he scored the goal that sent the B’s to the second round of the NHL playoffs just 6:05 into the first overtime, capping off Boston’s incredible 5-4 comeback victory.
With the win, the Bruins will now take on the New York Rangers in what should be an interesting second round series. They head into that battle with plenty of momentum on their side thanks in large part to Patrice Bergeron’s late game heroics, as he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, May 13, 2013.