It’s official: the Boston Bruins are the Lords of Game 7 in the NHL.
The B’s set an NHL playoff record for most Game 7 wins when they dispatched the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night at TD Garden, according to Hockey Reference. Boston previously was tied with the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens with 14 Game 7 wins, but the Bruins now stand alone following their first-round series-clinching victory.
Boston’s 5-1 win dashed Toronto’s playoff hopes in Game 7 for the second consecutive season. The Bruins now hold a 3-1 all-time lead over Toronto in the postseason’s winner-take-all game.
The B’s will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round. Game 1 will take place at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday at TD Garden.
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