Act 1, Scene 4: Game 7 of the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals
A seventh game was needed to decide the second-round series after Boston blew a 3-0 series lead.
The Bruins scored three goals in the first period and were in firm control on both ends of the ice.
However, James van Riemsdyk scored late in the first period to draw the Flyers closer, and Scott Hartnell got Philly within one in the second. Clutch playoff performer Danny Briere tied the game at three, still in the second.
Late in the third, Boston was called for a penalty. The call? Too many men on the ice.
Simon Gagne scored the game-winner with a rocket off the far post to give Philly a 4-3 lead, which is how the game ended.
Shakespeare couldn't have written a tragedy like this. It was heartbreaking for Bruins fans. But, like all great scripts, the main characters met again. Boston defeated its nemesis the very next season en route to the title.