When the Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs in overtime on Patrice Bergeron's goal, completing an epic Game 7 comeback in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, my first thought was this: I wonder if Jack Edwards survived.

The Bruins play by play man is a little crazy (he even admits to that in his Twitter bio) and growing in legend as a Hawk Harrelson level homer.  The man lives and dies with the Bruins, so for his personal health I'm glad the Bruins pulled off the victory.

Sometimes his craziness leads to WTF moments like comparing Matt Cooke of the Pens to Sirhan Sirhan, but other times Jacko strikes just the right balance between genuine excitement and genuine craziness.  Naturally, Patrice Bergeron's game-winner would produce something memorable from Edwards, and I'm willing to wager no Game 7 winning goal has been called like it was a valiant hero slaying a monstrous dragon:

"With the point of the dagger at their throats, they rip it out of Toronto's hands and kill the beast!!!"

The beautiful part about this call is I can picture Jack Edwards in the booth taking his pen and trying to stab his statistician in the heart in a fit of bloodthirsty, jubilant rage.  If rage can be a jubilant thing, that is.

UPDATE: Thanks to the comments section, here's the video reaction.  Not quite stabbing his statistician, but close enough to make it a classic.

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