Re-Leafing History: Toronto Maple Leafs Worst Loss Happened 7 Years Ago Today

BOSTON, MA - MAY 13: Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins and Cody Franson #4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs reach for the puck in the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 13: Rich Peverley #49 of the Boston Bruins and Cody Franson #4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs reach for the puck in the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – MAY 13: Zdeno Chara #33 and Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins celebrate in front of James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs  . (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – MAY 13: Zdeno Chara #33 and Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins celebrate in front of James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs  . (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) /

Third Period

9:00PM: Every stat the Bruins broadcast is showing says that the Leafs are going to win. I’m so scared to re-watch this period.

9:05PM: Maple Leaf Square is insane right now. Kadri just hit the post, but reliable Phil Kessel was able to get to the rebound and score into an open-net. The Leafs are up 3-1 right now with 18 minutes to go.

9:10PM: 15 minutes left and the buds look in control. I’m starting to forget why I’m doing a re-watch of this game. Is something bad going to happen? Sure doesn’t feel like it. When this quarantine is over, i think I’m going to visit Boston; seems like a beautiful city.

9:13PM: “The Leafs are running the Bruins out of their own building!” – Jack Edwards. Yes he really just said that, holy smokes!!! Kessel’s rebound kicks directly to Kadri and he jams it home. I don’t know what’s crazier to believe. The Leafs are up 4-1 with 14 minutes left or that Kadri actually played a full series and didn’t get suspended four games ago?!

9:17PM: Jack Edwards says “11:02 left in the season, unless the Bruins stage a miraculous comeback.” then 26 seconds later the Bruins make it 4-2. TD Garden is alive again, and my stomach is starting to turn. Also, Nathan Horton just scored. Remember when he got traded for David Clarkson? Man that guy was good before the injuries.

9:20PM: Even at 75-years-old (probably), Jaromír Jagr is dominating the Leafs down-low and almost scores a goal. I completely forgot that Boston was one of the eight teams Jagr played on in the NHL.

9:25PM: So there’s five minutes left and Toronto is still leading 4-2.

9:26PM: There’s four minutes left and Toronto is still leading 4-2.

9:27PM: OH MY GOD! Matt Frattin just had a breakaway and missed wide. Are you kidding me?

9:28PM: Good news though, there’s three minutes left and Toronto is still leading 4-2.

9:29PM: The Bruins have pulled Rask. There’s less than two minutes left and the Leafs are still winning 4-2. How the hell do they screw this up?

9:30PM: Ughhh. Reimer can’t hold onto a rebound and Lucic pots it home. 4-3 Bruins. Life is good though. Still up one with 1:22 to go. The Bruins call a time-out so they can get their all-star team back on the ice. The Leafs bench looks so scared.

9:31PM: You have to be kidding me. Even in a re-watch, I want to throw my computer off my balcony. TD Garden is going absolutely insane and Maple Leafs Square is shocked. The Bruins tie the game 4-4. Why did I do this to myself? Randy Carlyle looks like his head is going to explode right now.

9:32PM: Reimer just gave up a terrible rebound and the Bruins almost scored with 12 seconds left. I almost wish they did. It would speed up the process and take me out of my misery. The Leafs are tied 4-4 heading into OT, but there’s no hope. Flashbacks of OT are now starting to run through my head. Should I just turn this off now? I’m really not excited for OT.