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10:03 PM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Patrice Bergeron scored the game-tying goal with 50.2 seconds left in regulation and then netted the game-winner 6:05 into overtime to cap a furious Boston comeback and send the Bruins into the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of their quarterfinal set from TD Garden. Boston trailed 4-1 over nine minutes into the third before scoring four unanswered goals to become the first team in NHL history to win a Game 7 when trailing by three goals in the final frame. Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic each scored once in the rally before Bergeron fired a shot from the high slot that snuck through a screen and beat James Reimer up high to knot the game with under a minute left in regulation. Bergeron then sent the Bruins into the second round just over six minutes into the extra session when his shot from the right circle was knocked down in front, but Toronto's clearing attempt ended up in the low right circle, where the Boston center retrieved it before finding the back of the net for the deciding goal. Matt Bartkowski also lit the lamp in regulation, while Tuukka Rask registered 24 saves for the Bruins, who will take on the New York Rangers in the second round after the Rangers won their Game 7 against Washington later on Monday. Cody Franson scored twice, with Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel each adding a goal and an assist for the Leafs, who were trying to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series for the first time since 1942 when they lost the first three games of the Stanley Cup Finals before storming back to beat Detroit. Reimer posted 30 saves in defeat.

Final Score: NY Rangers 5, Washington 0

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The home team had won every game in this series, except for the last one. Backed by Henrik Lundqvist's second straight shutout and an offense that finally came alive on the road, the New York Rangers took a 5-0 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at Verizon Center. The sixth- seeded Rangers had dropped all three games in Washington, scoring just two goals there, coming into Monday's contest. New York, though, got goals from Arron Asham, Michael Del Zotto, Taylor Pyatt, Ryan Callahan and Mats Zuccarello to give the team the series victory. Lundqvist turned aside 35 shots in this game after stopping all 27 shots in Sunday's Game 6 to force the deciding contest. It was the second straight year that the Rangers and Capitals had played a Game 7, with the Rangers taking a 2-1 win at home in last year's semifinal matchup. New York will travel to face Boston in the semifinals as the Bruins rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the third period then won in overtime on Monday to take their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games. Braden Holtby was tagged with all five goals on 27 shots for the third-seeded Capitals, who were in the playoffs for a sixth straight season, but have bowed out after one series in three of those appearances and haven't made it out of the semifinals during that run. Washington had taken Games 1, 2, and 5 at home, with Games 2 and 5 being decided in overtime, while the Rangers took a pair of 4-3 wins at Madison Square Garden in Games 3 and 4 before the 1-0 win in Game 6.

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