May 12, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Joe Colborne (32) controls the puck against the Boston Bruins during game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs and Bruins Game 7 Preview


What we have here is truly a Cinderella story. After the loss in game 1 everyone had the Toronto Maple Leafs out of the playoffs, but when they manged to win game 2 a glimmer of hope seemed to appear in the eyes of Leaf fans everywhere. Games 3 and 4 were tough losses to swallow but in Leafs Nation hope never dies and now here we are in game 7.

With Tyler Bozak out in game 6 for a moment even I thought it was all over for the Leafs but Joe Colborne and Nazem Kadri stepped up as centers and Jay McClement was a force to be reckoned with in the faceoff dot. James Reimer also stepped up and made some game-changing saves. If the Leafs win the game tonight Reimer will definitely be the hero of the series.

The Boston Bruins are not going to give up without a fight though. Heading into the TD Garden tonight will not be an easy thing to do for the Leafs. Plus there is no telling which Boston team shows up tonight, Bruins coach Claude Julien had this to say last night:

“We’ve been a Jekyll-and-Hyde hockey team all year and that’s what you’re seeing right now,” he said. “I think it’s important to us to bring the good Bruins team to the table for Game 7.”

As I have said before I am a Leaf fan so I have to give this series to them, but this really is anyone’s game. Who do you think takes the game and the series?

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