The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Five springs ago, the Boston Bruins jumped out to 3-1 first round series lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs, and earned their chance to close the series in front of their fans in Game 5. They lost that game, and lost Game 6 two days later to send the series to a decisive seventh game in Boston, where they promptly fell behind 4-1 with less than 11:00 left in the 3rd period:
(Also, R.I.P Dave Strader, the playoffs aren’t the same without you)
Five players from that 2013 Maple Leafs squad will look to return the heartbreak they experienced five years ago, while seven players from the 2013 Prince of Wales winning Bruins’ team will do everything they can to create the same ending. There’s nothing in sports like a Game 7 in the playoffs, so enjoy a night of high-intensity, stress free hockey.