The Bruins stunned the Maple Leafs in overtime of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The game was nearly out of the Bruins’ hands when they charged back and pulled the rug right out from underneath the Leafs, rallying from a three-goal deficit to win.
Many question whether or not the Bruins have enough stamina to make their way to the Stanley Cup Final, but their next task will be taking on the New York Rangers on Thursday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The two teams are pretty evenly matched, and Rangers head coach John Tortorella even said, “Both teams play a pretty similar game as far as straight ahead and just grinding it out.”
The series figures to be a back-and-forth battle between two teams that both value the defensive style of the game and have solid, battle-tested coaches. But which team will emerge victorious?