After Bergeron’s goal, there might not have been a more lugubrious place in North America than Maple Leaf Square.
Anyone who was a Red Sox fan pre-2004 felt the pain of the Leafs faithful, but also knew the final outcome was a frozen fait accompli.
Bergeron is now to Toronto hockey fans what Bucky Dent or Aaron Boone is to Boston baseball fans. Someone else’s misfortune was our good fortune.
The 24th Game 7 in Bruins history will go down as one for the ages here. It will go down as a dark day in Toronto sports history.
All because the Bruins star who shuns the spotlight flicked the switch on his game at the perfect time and left a Stanley Cup playoff light on for the Bruins.
Christopher L. Gasper is a Globe columnist and the host of Boston Sports Live. He can be reached at email@example.com.