This week's sports #tbt is a rather long one, the Bruins game 7 comeback against the Maple Leafs in 2013, so if you just skip around the video that's cool by me.
It sucks because I used to be so into the Bruins and hockey but after that season (2012-2013) when they traded away Sequin I was pissed at the franchise, the next season they won the Presidents Trophy but got knocked out in the 2nd round and haven't been in the playoffs since. Traded away Dougie Hamilton too another promising young player. Even when I was really into hockey I didn't understand all the internal shit like I do with the other sports and so there may be other reasons, I just think it's stupid to trade away two young players in the infancy of their careers. Now look at the Bruins, they're a fucking joke.
But in the strike-shortened season of 2012-2013, which was really just the 2013 season because it started in January the Bruins were awesome. In the playoffs they were matched up against the Maple Leafs and had a 3-1 series lead, after losing two straight it was tied at 3-3 going into the Garden for game 7. I remember it very well, I was watching the game at my friends house and the Bruins looked awful, they went down by 3 goals in the 3rd period and it looked like their season was over. Then this happened.
After this win in game 7 the Bruins were on fire, which people forget because of how they blew it in the Stanley Cup but this was an awesome playoff run. Beat the Rangers in 5 games in the 2nd round, they swept the heavily favored (I think, at least they should have been on paper and by seeding) Penguins, to win the Eastern Conference. They had a 10-3 run in the playoffs to go up 2-1 against the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup before they lost 3 straight in heartbreaking fashion including game 6 when they were leading by a goal in the final minute and ended up losing in regulation.
It sucks because even though the Blackhawks were better the Bruins should have won the Cup, they had a 2 goal lead in game 1 and lost in 3OT, then in game 4 they scored 5 goals but still lost, and of course game 6. But that magical run to the Stanley Cup Finals doesn't happen without this awesome comeback in game 7 against the Leafs. I miss this Bruins team and how fun it was to watch. A few of the guys are still around but two straight seasons of missing the playoffs and no team identity makes it seem like it's going to be years before this team is a contender.