There is nothing more exciting than Game 7 and there were two last night in the NHL. The Maples Leafs and Bruins played in the first game up in Boston. The Bruins struck first but the Leafs responded in a big way. Toronto scored four unanswered goals over the course of the next two periods to take a 4-1 lead with 14 minutes remaining. Boston would get one back with just over 10 minutes left. They'd strike again with 1:22 remaining in the game to cut it to 4-3. Then Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron beat James Reimer to tie the game with 51 seconds remaining to force overtime. In overtime, Bergeron received a juicy rebound from Reimer and beat him into the empty net to clinch the 5-4 win and series victory for Boston. More here.
The second Game 7 of the night was significantly less exciting as the Rangers took on the Capitals in D.C. The Rangers struck first after a Capitals scoring chance quickly turned into a 4-on-2 the other way when Chris Kreider dropped a pass back to Arron Asham who beat Braden Holtby over his shoulder. That turned out to be the eventual game-winner. New York would score four more times in the game to win 5-0. Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves for the Rangers to post his second-consecutive shutout. More here.
The Memphis Grizzlies were looking to push the defending Western Conference champion Thunder to the brink of elimination. After surging out and building a 17 point lead, the Thunder allowed the Grizzlies to claw back into the game. Behind a strong close of the first half and a stronger third quarter, Memphis tied the game after three quarters. They went to overtime where Oklahoma City shot 1-for-8 from the field and was outscored 9-3 in the extra frame. The Grizzlies won 103-97 to take a 3-1 series lead. More here.