Final seconds of Bruins-Leafs Game 7 featured a devastatingly bad beat

Darren Hartwell

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.

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:

Friendly reminder, folks: If you're going to bet on sports, be prepared to have your heart ripped out every now and then.

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