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It was after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in Bahrain, an island kingdom in the Persian Gulf, when Tamer Fakhroo, a despondent Bruins fan, clicked off his television and went to bed.
With the Bruins looking deader than last week’s falafel — they trailed the Maple Leafs, 4-1, with less than 12 minutes to play in a decisive Game 7 of the NHL playoffs — Fakhroo decided he needed sleep more than a few more minutes of anguish.
Poor guy. Like legions of faith-shaken Bruins fans, Fakhroo missed one of the most historic comebacks in professional sports as the team scored three more times in regulation — twice in the final 82 seconds — en route to a 5-4 overtime victory Monday night that turned the remaining TD Garden crowd delirious.