Bruins back from the dead to win it

Bruins back from the dead to win it
May 13, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Somehow, some way, the Bruins are moving on to the next round.

Down 4-1 midway through the third period, it looked like all was lost and the collapse was complete for the B's.

That probably meant breaking up the team too.

But Boston overcame the deficit late in the third and pushed it to overtime, where Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winner.

Mike Giardi and Joe Haggerty try to make sense of it all.

"Heart of a Champion, Mike, that's what it is," Haggerty said. "These are guys that have won before. They know what it takes in Game 7's, they know what it takes to win a Stanley Cup. They've been in these big situations before where it seems unlikely that they're going to come back and win and make it happen. And they have that belief in themselves that when it matters most they're going to be able to come through."

There had been plenty of Bruins players putting in work over the series but not seeing results on the score sheet. Some of those players saw the results tonight, and don't forget the defenseman that stepped up behind Zdeno Chara.

"Credit to all the defenseman that did a great job," Haggerty said. "Adam McQuaid was out there for a lot of minutes, Johnny boychuk, Matt Bartkowski I thought was really, really good. He had a couple breakdowns in his own end, but I think he was one of the guys who had to come out of his own comfort zone and play a lot more minutes. He scored that first goal for them as well so he stepped up big time."