One and Done in Boston

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Fans and teammates celebrate as they swarm around Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, who scored the game winning goal off Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer during overtime, in Game 7 of their NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 13, 2013. The Bruins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Loyal reader and frequent contributor Greg Frank points out that the Bruins' heart-stopping victory Monday night over the Maple Leafs was the sixth Game 7 in Boston in the last five postseasons, and each has been decided by one goal.

The Bruins had won two of the previous five, both in their Stanley Cup-winning year (2011).

The list:

 Date  Round  Winner  Loser  Score
 May 14, 2009
 Conference Semifinal
 Hurricanes
 Bruins  3-2 (ot)
 May 14, 2010
 Conference Semifinal
 Flyers  Bruins  4-3
 April 27, 2011
 First Round
 Bruins  Canadiens  4-3 (ot)
 May 27, 2011
 Conference Final
 Bruins  Lightning  1-0
 April 25, 2012
 First Round
 Capitals  Bruins  2-1 (ot)
 May 13, 2013
 First Round
 Bruins  Maple Leafs
 5-4 (ot)

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