Eric Staal's third-period bid nearly trickled over the goal line before Aaron Ward cleared it. (Barry Chin / Globe Staff)
On the edge of your seat yet?
As the Bruins and Hurricanes tumble into overtime, Boston can look back at the bullet they dodged (above) in the third period when Aaron Ward was able to clear a puck dancing dangerously close to the goal line as Carolina's Eric Staal charged towards the net.
Milan Lucic didn't leave anything to chance, roofing the tying goal (below) at 6:19 of the frame.
For more photos from tonight's contest, check out our Game 7 gallery.
Milan Lucic celebrates his tying goal in the third period.