Well, looks like 2018 won’t become the new 1967.
The Leafs held the lead three times in Game 7, but were unable to finish things off. Boston came out on top by a 7-4 score, advancing to the second round to take on Tampa Bay. In a (short) sentence… this sucks.
Patrick Marleau was a good signing? Patrick Marleau was a good signing. While Jake DeBrusk would sneak in a goal there, Patrick Marleau scored two of the game’s first three goals inside just under seven minutes in the first period.
Here’s goal one:
Here’s goal two:
Believe it or not, the Leafs wouldn’t be able to hold that lead. Danton Heinen and Patrice Bergeron both scored their first goals of the series, and Toronto ended up down 3-2 after 20 minutes, despite having two separate leads.
Since scoring his infamous first career “neckstrap in mouth” goal, Travis Dermott hasn’t quite been able to find the back of the net. That all changed until tonight, when he unloaded this beauty to put the Leafs even at three.
The Bruins would end up on the power play once again, but it would be a Leaf in Kasperi Kapanen who would find the net on this quick break.
There’s just like, no way you really want to see this. The Leafs allowed four goals in this period (one empty netter) while scoring zero, and it would be the last period of hockey they’d play all year. Jake DeBrusk, David Pastrnak, Torey Krug, and Brad Marchand would be the goal scorers, and the Leafs crumbled as they were unable to really get any sort of offence going. Final score: 7-4 Bruins, and that’ll be the last Leafs game of value until October. Enjoy your summer, everyone.