Final seconds of Bruins-Leafs Game 7 featured a devastatingly bad beat originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com
In most cases, Patrice Bergeron can do no wrong.
But the Boston Bruins forward unknowingly stuck a knife in bettors' hearts Tuesday night.
You see, the over/under goal total for Game 7 of the Bruins' first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series with the Toronto Maple Leafs closed at 5.5.
If you bet the under, you were sitting pretty, even after Charlie Coyle added an empty-net goal with 2:34 remaining to make it 4-1 Bruins.
Then, in the meaningless final seconds with the game in h and, the B's cleared their own zone ... and disaster struck for under bettors.
Warning: This video may contain disturbing images to those who bet under 5.5 goals. pic.twitter.com/RZUOmqV0ze— SI Gambling (@SIGambling) April 24, 2019
Bergeron could have just skated the clock out. But no: He had to flip in an empty-net goal with 0.2 seconds left to make the final score 5-1 and hit the over.
Let's check Twitter to see if anyone was affected by this:
For those of you who bet the UNDER in the Leafs and Bruins game I am personally sorry for that totally unnecessary garbage goal with 00:00.2 left in the game.— Josh Cohen (@JoshCohenRadio) April 24, 2019
Nominee for worst hockey "bad beat" of the year @notthefakeSVP @StanfordSteve82? 🤔#RightInTheEyeHole #BadBeats
Does everyone realize the total in the Bruins-Maple Leafs game was 5.5 goals? Boston scored that final goal with 0.1 seconds left in regulation. The definition of a bad beat. Beyond crazy. cc: @notthefakeSVP #SportsBetting— Jeremy Pond (@JeremyPond) April 24, 2019
Geez that was bad beat on Bruins Under 5.5! 4-1 Leafs pull goalie and Bruins score empty netter as time expired! Ouch!— Fantasyguru (@jcbetting4) April 24, 2019
TALK ABOUT A BAD BEAT. HAD UNDER IN BRUINS GAME AND THEY SCORED TWO EMPTY NETTERS WITH ONE BEING WITH .5 SECONDS LEFT AT POINT BLANK RANGE. FOOOOOK— TBKMHK (@TBKMHK1) April 24, 2019
Friendly reminder, folks: If you're going to bet on sports, be prepared to have your heart ripped out every now and then.