Panthers Oust Report-Setting Bruins 4-3 in OT in Game 7
BOSTON (AP) — Brandon Montour tied it with 1 minute left in regulation, and Carter Verhaeghe scored the game-winner at 8:35 of time beyond regulation to steer the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 Game 7 victory on Sunday evening and remove the record-setting Boston Bruins from the playoffs.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves because the Panthers gained three in a row after falling behind 3-1 within the sequence to advance within the postseason for simply the second time since reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 1996. They will face the Toronto Maple Leafs within the second spherical.
Boston rallied from a two-goal deficit to take a 3-2 lead, however Florida pulled Bobrovsky for one remaining push and Montour tied it together with his second of the sport. Verhaeghe gained it on a wrist shot from the fitting faceoff circle that simply made it below the crossbar.
That eradicated the Bruins, who set NHL data with 65 wins and 135 factors within the common season however change into the second Presidents’ Trophy winner in 5 years to lose within the first spherical.
Sam Reinhart additionally scored for Florida. The Bruins had not misplaced three video games in a row all season.
David Krejci and Tyler Bertuzzi scored after Boston fell behind 2-0, and David Pastrnak gave the Bruins their solely lead of the sport on a power-play objective 55 seconds into the third interval. Jeremy Swayman, making his first begin of the sequence as a sub for doubtless Vezina Trophy winner Linus Ullmark, stopped 32 pictures.
The sport could possibly be the final for Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron, the five-time Selke Trophy-winner who teased retirement final 12 months however opted to return. He was the final Boston participant on the ice.
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