Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 4 (overtime)
Boston rallied from a three-goal deficit against Toronto to win Game Seven and advance to the Eastern Conference's second round.
Patrice Bergeron scored the game-tying goal with 51 seconds left in regulation before he flipped a loose puck over Leafs netminder James Reimer 6:05 into overtime.
Bergeron, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic scored in the final 10:42 of regulation and rookie defenseman Matt Bartkowski added his first career tally. Tuukka Rask turned aside 24 shots for the fourth-seeded Bruins, who won their first postseason series since winning the Stanley Cup in 2011.
Boston will now face the New York Rangers, who prevailed in their Game Seven against Washington.
Toronto Defenseman Cody Franson recorded his first career two-goal game and Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel scored 3:20 apart early in the third to give the fifth-seeded Maple Leafs a three-goal cushion.
Reimer made 30 saves for Toronto, who saw their first playoff appearance in nine years come to an end after rallying from a 3-1 deficit in the series.
Horton cut the deficit to two midway through the third period and Lucic tallied off a rebound with Rask on the bench for the extra attacker.
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Rangers 5, Capitals 0
Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 35 shots to post his second consecutive shutout as the New York Rangers beat Washington to record their first road victory in a Game seven and advance to the Eastern Conference's second round.
Arron Asham opened the scoring in the first period before Taylor Pyatt and defenseman Michael Del Zotto made it 3-0 in the scored. Captain Ryan Callahan and Mats Zuccarello tallied in the third for the Rangers, who registered the first road win of the series by either team.
They will open the second round on the road against Boston.
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