The Bruins headed into Easter Sunday facing elimination at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who took to the ice in the sixth game of their first-round playoff matchup hoping to win their first playoff series against Boston since 1959 and overcome the curse Drake cast on them earlier in the series.
The Bruins had been largely outplayed heading into the game but managed to summon up an energy they hadn’t seen since game two and had a 3-1 lead in the third period before Toronto managed to net a goal to bring them within one with over 15 minutes remaining and set us all up for one hell of a finish.
From that point on, momentum was largely on the Leafs’ side and the contest kicked into high gear as Toronto repeatedly pushed into their offensive zone in search of an equalizer. Unfortunately, some fans who wanted to watch the blitz ran into a bit of a problem.
With around five minutes remaining in the game, it appeared NBC’s main camera feed cut out and they were forced to switch to another angle, which normally wouldn’t have been a problem if it wasn’t for the giant head of a fan that took up a sizeable chunk of the screen.
It’s safe to say viewers weren’t exactly thrilled.
NBC would figure out the issue in time to allow fans to see Brad Marchand all but put the game away with an empty-netter to bring the series back to Boston for a seventh game, but after the game, the dude’s giant head was the biggest topic of discussion—and the inspiration for a brand new meme.
That’s what we call making the best out of a bad situation.