Bruins' comeback epic in many respects

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The Bruins had many reasons to celebrate late Monday night.How amazing was that Boston Bruins come-from-behind Game 7 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night?

The Elias Sports Bureau provided us with this perspective:

The Bruins are the first team in NHL history to win a Game 7 after trailing by three goals in the third period.

Patrice Bergeron is the first player to score the tying goal with less than a minute in regulation and the game-winning goal either in regulation or overtime in Game 7 of a playoff series.

Also of note:

• This was the Bruins fourth overtime win in a Game 7, tied with the Detroit Red Wings for the most all-time..

• The Bruins are the only team this season to score two goals in a game with an extra attacker on the ice in place of a pulled goalie. They did so in the regular season (coincidentally against their next opponent, the New York Rangers) and in this Game 7.

• This was Bergeron’s second career overtime playoff goal. He also scored one in the 2003-04 postseason. It also was only his second multi-goal game of the season (he had one March 14 against the Florida Panthers).

• Bergeron recorded a point on the Bruins' last three goals in Game 7. He was on ice for only three of the Bruins' first 19 goals in the series, recording one point.

• The Bruins scored six goals in that round on shots from the point against Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer, including the game-tying goal in the third period. Reimer’s six goals allowed from the point were twice as many as any goaltender this postseason.

Tuukka Rask earned only his second win in nine postseason games in which his team had a chance to eliminate an opponent.

• The Bruins know how rough it can be to blow a 3-0 lead in a Game 7. They blew both a 3-0 lead in games and in score in Game 7 of their playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010.

Lastly, for just how rare a comeback this was, we go back to Elias:

The last time a team won a postseason game when trailing by three or more goals with 11 minutes or fewer left in the third period was April 18, 2001, when the Los Angeles Kings rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Red Wings, 4-3 in overtime.

And the last time a team won a postseason game when trailing by two or more goals with two or fewer minutes left in the third period was April 18, 1993, when the Quebec Nordiques rallied from 2-0 down with 89 seconds remaining to beat the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2 in overtime.