Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs – Round 1 – Game #4 Recap

Boston Bruins (2-2) v. Toronto Maple Leafs (2-2)

 

Game Recap:

The Leafs looked fine as the game started but soon got into penalty trouble. That’s where the Bruins took over scoring once on the powerplay and then scoring a few minutes later again to jump out to a quick 2-0. With just over 2 minutes left in the 1st period, Morgan Rielly took a shot from the point and it was tipped on the way in by Zach Hyman the shot would beat Rask and make a 2-1 game.

The second period would see Auston Matthews score quickly to tie it up but as the period progressed the Leafs would watch David Pastrnak get himself involved in the series scoring two goals to make it 4-2 Boston.

The 3rd would bring some dramatics Boston would score first making it 5-2 and basically put the Leafs out of reach or so they thought. The Leafs would come back with a Matthews Powerplay goal and a Dermott blast from the point to make it a 5-4 game and then put tremendous pressure on the Bruins but couldn’t cash in. Nordstrom would score on the open net to make 6-4 with seven seconds remaining.

Lineups:

Toronto:

Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen

Mitch Marner – John Tavares – Zach Hyman

Patrick Marleau – William Nylander– Connor Brown

Tyler Ennis – Frederik Gauthier – Trevor Moore

 

Morgan Rielly  – Ron Hainsey

Jake Muzzin – Nikita Zaitsev

Travis Dermott – Jake Gardiner

 

Frederik Andersen

Garrett Sparks

 

Scratched: none

Injuries: Nathan Horton (Back)

Suspension: Nazem Kadri (2-5)

 

Boston:

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — Karson Kuhlman

Danton Heinen — Charlie Coyle — Chris Wagner

David Backes — Joakim Nordstrom — Noel Acciari

 

Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy

Brandon Carlo — Torey Krug

Matt Grzelcyk — John Moore

 

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Steve Kampfer

Injuries: Sean Kuraly (shoulder), Kevan Miller (upper body) and Marcus Johansson

Suspension: None

GameDay:

First Period:

Toronto Penalty – 1:08 – Connor Brown, 2 minutes for Holding

Boston PP Goal – 3:03 – Charlie McAvoy (1) assisted Charlie Coyle (1) and Matt Grzelcyk (3)

Boston Goal – 6:38 – Brad Marchand (2) assisted Charlie McAvoy (1) and Dalton Heinen (2)

Boston Penalty – 13:29 – Patrice Bergeron, 2 minutes for Interference

Toronto Goal – 17:55 – Zach Hyman (1) assisted by Morgan Rielly (2) and John Tavares (3)

Boston Penalty – 15:44 – Charlie McAvoy, 2 minutes for Interference

End of 1st – BOS – 2      TOR – 1

Shots              14                12

Faceoffs       9/19            10/19

Hits              13                 16

PP                 1/1                 0/2

Second Period:

Toronto Goal – 1:07 – Auston Matthews (2) assisted by Andreas Johnsson (2) and Ron Hainsey (1)

Boston Goal – 3:16 – David Pastrnk (1) assisted Brad Marchand (3) and Patrice Bergeron (1)

Boston PP Goal – 3:16 – David Pastrnk (2) assisted Brad Marchand (4)

Toronto Penalty – 4:37 – Auston Matthews, 2 minutes for Roughing

End of 2nd – BOS- 4       TOR- 2

Shots               22                26

Faceoffs         21/39         18/39

Hits                 20                  8

PP                   2/2                 0/2

Third Period:

Boston Goal – 5:39 – Zdeno Chara (1) unassisted

Boston Penalty – 11:42 – Charlie McAvoy, 2 minutes for High Sticking

Toronto PP Goal – 11:52- Auston Matthews (2) assisted by Mitch Marner (2) and Morgan Rielly (3)

Toronto Goal – 13:27- Travis Dermott (1) assisted by Jake Gardiner (1) and Connor Brown (1)

Boston EN Goal – 19:58 – Joakim Nordstrom (1) assisted Krejci (1)

End of 3rd – BOS – 6         TOR – 4

Shots             31                   42

Faceoffs     33/63                23/63

Hits               33                    37

PP                 2/2                    1/3

 

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