Today in Hockey History: 2012-13 Boston Bruins Rally in Game 7

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During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for May 13th, featuring the 2012-13 Boston Bruins.

Today in Hockey History

2012-13 Boston Bruins Makes Game 7 Comeback

2013: Patrice Bergeron scores the game-tying and game-winning goals as the B’s stun the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-4, in overtime. Boston is the first team to rally from three goals down to win a Game 7. The Bruins late surge helps them win their Eastern Conference First Round series four games to three.

Nazem Kadri gave the Leafs a 4-1 lead at 5:29 of the third period. Goals by Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic set up the furious ending. Lucic and Bergeron scored after goalie Tuukka Rask was pulled for an extra attacker with two minutes left.

Other Notable Events

1971: Bobby Hull gets a club record 22nd point in a 2-0 Game 5 win by the Chicago Blackhawks. He sets up a goal and Tony Esposito makes 31 saves the victory over the Montreal Canadiens in the Final.

1975: The Philadelphia Flyers make a second straight Final with a 4-1 Game 7 semifinal win over the New York Islanders. Rick MacLeish‘s hat trick gives the Flyers the victory.

1978: Montreal wins its ninth straight game in the Final with a 4-1 Game 1 win over Boston. Guy Lafleur gets a goal and two assists for the Habs.

1980: The Islanders’ Denis Potvin gets the first overtime power-play goal in Final history. Potvin’s marker gives the Isles a 4-3 Game 1 over the Flyers.

1982: Mike Bossy is the first Islander to score 50 post-season goals in a 3-0 Game 3 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Billy Smith makes 23 saves to get the shutout.

1993: The Los Angeles Kings win multiple playoff series for the first time in a season. Wayne Gretzky gets a goal and two assists in the Kings’ 5-3 Game 6 win in the Smythe Division Final over the Canucks.

2006: Jason Pominville is the first to score a series-ending shorthanded-goal. He helps the Buffalo Sabres beat the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, at 2:26 of Game 5.

2009: Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins gets the better of Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Crosby gets two goals and an assist in Game 7 of the first series between the two.

2015: Derek Stepan‘s goal at 11:24 of overtime in Game 7 helps the New York Rangers rally from a 3-1 series hole against Washington.

2016: Andrei Vasilevskiy makes 25 saves in relief of Ben Bishop as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Pittsburgh, 3-1.

Happy Birthday to You

1898: Babe Dye

1956: Ron Wilson

1972: Darryl Sydor

1977: Sara DeCosta-Hayes

1985: Jaroslav Halak; Travis Zajac

1986: Kris Versteeg

1990: P.K. Subban

1992: Mark Stone