Three goals in the third period, a night like no other

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Wherever this season ends up for the Bruins, be it with a seventh Stanley Cup or dead at destiny’s door, Monday night at the Garden will be remembered, savored, tucked away neatly and in perpetuity in the book of the Hub’s cherished sports memories.

The 2013 Bruins may do nothing the easy way, but they made one night in May impossible to forget.

“They had us on the ropes,’’ said coach Claude Julien, after his club pinned a 5-4 OT loss on the Maple Leafs to become the first in Stanley Cup history to win a Game 7 after trailing by three goals in the third period. “I’m not going to lie.’’

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