Leafs benefit from bad call in win over the Bruins


Considering how the played in the first two games, the 19,663 fans at the Air Canada Centre were a little hesitant to believe it. "The way we wanted it, the way people in Boston wanted it".

The Bruins had a couple incredible scoring chances on an early third-period power play.

The Patrice Bergeron Line is rolling, with a combined 20 points through two games and looking better than they have all season.

Then the Leafs scored a first-period power-play goal thanks to an iffy delay-of-game call on Bruins centre Riley Nash when he may or may not have sent the puck directly over the glass.

"It's not going to happen every night", Cassidy said. I don't know if there is one thing in particular.

With only two National Basketball Association games on the docket for Monday night and a lack of enticing Major League Baseball lines, we're headed to the ice to dominate a questionable line. Boston has been so dominant offensively, only five Bruins who played in the first two games have failed to register a point. The strategy has overwhelmed Toronto as the Maple Leafs have constantly been held within their own defensive zone unable to get anything going offensively.

Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 28 shots.

The series moves to Toronto for Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Thursday.

It doesn't look like it will be.

As if this weather hasn't been destructive enough, it's gone and done the unspeakable - cancelled a sacred event, the Leafs tailgate party at the Maple Leafs Square to be exact. "We've got some work to do and can continue to improve and we can try to change the story". Nazem Kadri still has two games to serve on his suspension for boarding Tommy Wingels in Game 1. The Leafs do not want to go down 3-0 to the Bruins, that would be very hard to come back from.

Pastrnak gave Boston a 1-0 lead five minutes into the game when he corralled a bouncing puck in the slot with his back to the goalie, settled it down, spun around and backhanded it in.

Just 11 seconds after Hainsey was given a double-minor for roughing, Nash made it 4-0. With over 15 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey, Jimmy Murphy's hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. Sixteen people died and another 13 were injured when the team's bus collided with a truck last week in Saskatchewan. And the Bruins got goals from their second power-play unit that were decisive in both matches. Ryan Donato, the son of former Bruin Ted Donato, made his playoff debut.

"We let them hang around a bit", Predators center Nick Bonino said, per Adam Vignan of the USAToday Network. The crowd broke into a chant of "Yankees Suck!"