Whatever happens from here on out, it’s important that we take some time — and that we do it now, while the memories are still fresh — to put last night’s epic playoff game between the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs in its proper historical perspective.

The Bruins’ 5-4 overtime victory over the shocked Leafs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals was, is, quite simply, one of the greatest single-game playoff comebacks in Boston sports history. While no attempt will be made here to resort to power rankings — even though we, as sports fans, are list crazy — it is right up there with Game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series between the Red Sox and California Angels.

It is right up there with the Celtics’ comeback against the Lakers in Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals at the Staples Center.

And let’s not forget Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, Red Sox against the Yankees, the night Dave Roberts stole a base and changed about a century’s worth of history.

The Patriots. The Snow Game. The Tuck Rule.

And while it wasn’t a “playoff” game per se, we do have to include the 29-29 “Harvard beats Yale” game in 1968.

And on and on and on . . .

But it wasn’t just that the Bruins roared back last night with three third-period goals to tie the game. It wasn’t just that two of those goals — by Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron — were scored with under two minutes remaining in regulation after the Bruins had lifted goaltender Tuukka Rask in favor of an extra skater.