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: James Reimer #34 and Cody Franson #4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – MAY 13: James Reimer #34 and Cody Franson #4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) /

Overtime 

9:55PM: After spending the last twenty minutes in a daze, wishing Frattin would have scored on that breakaway half hour ago, it’s time for OT.

9:56PM: Reimer is a mess. I’ve never seen a more scared goaltender in my life. On a scale of 1-10, if 10 is Carey Price calm, Reimer is a negative 10 right now. He’s praying the Leafs score before he screws it up.

10:00PM: The Bruins fans recognize Reimer’s pain and start chanting “Reimer, Reimer, Reimer.” This isn’t going to end well, is it?

10:02PM: I hate to keep picking on Reimer, as I’m no goaltender expert, but he looks so small in net right now. Every shot that Boston takes feels like it’s going to go in.

10:04PM: Seven years later and I’m still devastated and crushed. Bergeron wins it for Boston. On the ice for this goal were four potential Hall-of-Famers in Bergeron, Seguin, Marchand and Chara. Although I’m sick to my stomach watching this, it’s impressive to think Toronto actually almost won this series.

10:05PM: From one back-up to another, Ben Scrivens is now telling James Reimer it’s going to be OK. What a game.

For the 10 Leafs fans that actually followed along and relived the worst loss in history; thank you.

Although this was hard to relive, it was therapeutic.

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I’m just praying that sports karma is on our side now and sooner than later the Leafs will be able to defeat Boston in a playoff series. Until then, I’m going to go cry myself to sleep. Good night.