Bruins Show Footage of Sad Fans in Maple Leaf Square on Jumbotron After Game 7 Win

May 4, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; The Boston Bruins celebrate.
May 4, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; The Boston Bruins celebrate. / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

You would think the Boston Bruins' dominance on the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs would be enough.

After all, the Bruins' 2–1 overtime victory Saturday evening in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs' first round polished off their seventh straight postseason series win over the Maple Leafs. Toronto hasn't beaten Boston in a playoff series since 1959—eight years before its most recent Stanley Cup title.

However, the Bruins took matters a step further after right wing David Pastrňák's winner. As Boston celebrated its triumph on the ice, the operators of TD Garden's Jumbotron gleefully showed footage of a defeated Maple Leaf Square.

Maple Leaf Square, as the name implies, sits adjacent to Scotiabank Arena and is a popular rallying point for Toronto sports fans (basketball-savvy readers may know it as Jurassic Park).

Given the imbalance between Boston and Toronto's sports success this century, it seems fair to ask: haven't the latter's citizens suffered enough?

Patrick Andres


Patrick Andres has been a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated since 2022. Before SI, his work appeared in The Blade, Athlon Sports, Fear the Sword, and Diamond Digest. Patrick has covered everything from zero-attendance Big Ten basketball to a seven-overtime college football game. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.