TORONTO – Dismay mingled with disbelief in Toronto late Monday night as Maple Leafs fans watched their team suffer a stomach-churning Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins, dashing any dreams of getting closer to the Stanley Cup.
Initial excitement turned to anguish as a raucous crowd watching the game on a giant screen outside Air Canada Centre saw their team let a solid lead slip away during the final minutes of the third period only to be beaten by the Bruins 5-4 in overtime.
Many in the sea of blue and white jerseys packed into Maple Leaf Square in downtown Toronto appeared utterly deflated at the final buzzer in Boston which marked the crushing end of the Leafs’ first Game 7 since 2004.
“This is just unacceptable to me,” said 18-year-old Jake Roulston. “I’ve waiting half my life for this game, nine years, for this game, and they…
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