A pair of bad decisions and one hell of an effort proved to be the difference in Game 7.
Jake DeBrusk, who tore Toronto apart all series, victimized Jake Gardiner and Freddie Andersen with his second of the night and fifth of the series in a moment that would prove decisive in Boston’s exhilarating opening-round test versus the Maple Leafs.
One of my favorite plays in hockey. The offwing self pass. Back hand forehand, goal. 5-4 @NHLBruins. DeBrusk has been a wagon in this series. He’s an all around excellent player with his skill set and attitude. pic.twitter.com/sjrp0ehAA6
— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) April 26, 2018
The speedy DeBrusk turned on the jets as he busted down his off wing, turning Gardiner inside-out before finishing one through the wickets of Andersen. Gardiner mistimed his pivot and turned the wrong way, rendering himself completely out of position as he tried to make a play on DeBrusk cutting to the net.
Andersen, meanwhile, let in maybe his worst goal of the series, completely misreading DeBrusk’s shot and letting one through the legs after Gardiner’s miscue.