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TORONTO -- Dismay mingled with disbelief in Toronto late Monday night as Maple Leaf fans watched their team suffer a stomach-churning Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins, dashing any dreams of getting closer to the Stanley Cup. Michael Hutchinson Jersey . Initial excitement turned to anguish as a raucous crowd watching the game on a giant screen outside Air Canada Centre saw their team let a solid lead slip away during the final minutes of the third period only to be beaten by the Bruins 5-4 in overtime. Many in the sea of blue and white jerseys packed into Maple Leaf Square in downtown Toronto appeared utterly deflated at the final buzzer in Boston which marked the crushing end of the Leafs first Game 7 since 2004. "This is just unacceptable to me," said 18-year-old Jake Roulston. "Ive waiting half my life for this game, nine years, for this game, and they blew it, in Game 7. I mean, that hurts." James Park, who had been cheering on the Leafs until the very end, couldnt believe the games incredible turnaround. "This is messed up, we were up 4-1. We lost it all," he said. "Disappointed millions, the whole city. But we brought a fight, well be back next year." That dogged faith in the team, despite the rollercoaster of emotions it had subjected fans to on Monday night, rose above the disquiet as the crowd shuffled home. "Theres no point in getting angry," said Nicole Cheetham, who had painted a miniature of the teams logo on her face. "The Leafs are a young team and I hope they can get them next year. Im still a beLeafer." In analysing the loss, some gave credit to the Bruins for their ability to come back from a three-goal deficit. "Bostons a good team," admitted Randy Bains, as he held up a Maple Leaf flag. "But you know what, the boys put in a good effort... and I guarantee, four years, weve got the cup." Indeed, for some, despite the disappointment, there was simply no taming of Maple Leaf pride. "Blue and white in my veins. Pure blue and white," yelled Justin Allen, who, in addition to his Leafs jersey, had painted his face in his teams colours and was also sporting a blue and white wig. "Its the history, you have no choice, you gotta believe, you have to." Harman Singh, who donned a bright blue spandex body suit which enveloped him from head to toe, continued to determinedly wave his Maple Leafs flag and cheer on his team through his megaphone long after most of the crowd had gone home. "After nine years we came a long way and all I got to say is that were going to be in the same spot next year same time but were going to take it this time for sure," said the 20-year-old. "Leafs fans are known to be the number one fans in the world. Regardless if you win or not, were still a Leafs fan no matter what." Laurie Boschman Jersey . 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Iwakuma (7-1) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked one while reducing his ERA to 1.79, second-lowest in the majors behind Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz (1.71). The critical moment came in the seventh. With the Mariners up 2-1, Carlos Pena led off with a double and Chris Carter walked. Jimmy Paredes struck out and Pena reached third on a wild pitch before Iwakuma induced Matt Dominguez to ground into an inning-ending double play. "I just try to slow the game down, pitching with composure, and imagine that I would get a double play in that situation," Iwakuma said through a translator. "That was a two-seam, which went well for us." Iwakuma has been particularly stingy at home. He leads the AL with a 0.92 ERA in six starts at Safeco Field, striking out 46 and walking three. In 24 career appearances there, including 16 starts, he is 9-3 with a 1.89 ERA. "I feel very comfortable here and very used to the mound here," Iwakuma said. "That helps me out to have that advantage." Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan said its a pleasure playing behind Iwakuma. "He has that four-seamer that like goes downhill then flattens out, with the split off that," he said. "He has his change, slider. He uses his big curveball a lot to get ahead. Hes got a complete repertoire and uses it intelligently. This is what weve come to expect out of him now. Its pretty awesome." Carter Capps and Charlie Furbush worked the eighth. Tom Wilhelmsen got three outs for his 16th save in 19 opportunities. Pinch-hitter Carlos Corporan had a two-out RBI single in the ninth before Wilhelmsen retired Dominguez on a foul pop to end it. The Astros made three errors to give them 47, tying the Los Angeles Angels for most in the AL. "You just have to keep plugging away," Houston manager Bo Porter said. "Its like we talk about, the break points, and right now were losing those critical break points and the other teams are capitalizing. Give Seattle credit tonight, they capitalized on our mistakkes. Connor Hellebuyck Jersey. " Marwin Gonzalez started the Astros rally in the third with a one-out single. He is hitting .533 (8 for 15) against Mariners pitching this season. Brandon Barnes attempted a sacrifice bunt. Iwakuma jumped on it quickly but his throw to second was dropped by Ryan for an error and Gonzalez raced to third. Jose Altuve then hit a sacrifice fly to left. That unearned run ended Iwakumas scoreless streak at 23 2-3 innings, eighth-longest in franchise history. He has not allowed an earned run since the second inning on May 26 against Texas. Ibanez tied the score with his solo shot in the fourth into the right-centre seats off Dallas Keuchel (3-3). It was Ibanezs fourth home run off a left-hander this season. He did not have any during the 2012 regular season with the New York Yankees. The Mariners worked to scratch out the go-ahead run in the fifth. Carlos Triunfel, who has had two brief call-ups this season, broke an 0-for-13 skid with a single to open the inning. Jason Bay followed with a hard grounder to the left of Dominguez, who dived to stop it at third base. His only play was to first as Triunfel slid safely into second. Kyle Seager then bounced back to the pitcher, who turned to catch Triunfel in a rundown. Triunfel dodged the tag long enough to allow Seager to reach second. Kendrys Morales then hit a high bouncer to Dominguez, who rushed his throw to first and Carter could not dig it out. Seager raced home on Dominguezs throwing error for a 2-1 lead. "(Keuchel) fields his position well. He made a couple big plays to help himself," Wedge said. "Carlos thought it was over his head, so he took off and got caught in between. Now you have to do what he did. It ended up being a big play for us." Morses RBI double in the seventh sent Bay home from third for a 3-1 lead. NOTES: Altuves ground-rule double in the sixth extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games. ... Seagers 13-game hitting streak ended. ... Wedge has to juggle his lineup daily because of a rash of injuries. Morales (back) felt well enough to play first base, allowing Morse (quadriceps) to be the DH. Wedge said Morse would be on the disabled list if Justin Smoak (oblique) was not already there. CF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) also is on the DL. Endy Chavez started in centre despite leg issues. "Theyre in the trenches right now. Theyre grinding," Wedge said. "Its a long stretch, a tough stretch cause weve been throwing out the same lineup pretty much every day." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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