Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs – Round 1 – Game #5 Recap

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


Game Recap:

The Leafs knew they needed to come out and be strong in the first 10 minutes of the first and that’s exactly what they did. The period would even out and remain 0-0. The Leafs penalty kill is seemingly more aggressive and clogging up the neutral zone better.

The second period would be much of the same but the Bruins would have more chances but the Leaf played a confident defensive game and patient offensively but aggressive when they get in the zone. Good cycle game and puck movement.

The 3rd would come the Leafs way after finally getting powerplay the Leafs seemed to pick up their play. An Auston Matthews goal on a slick feed from Jake Muzzin gave them a 1-0 lead and they just kept coming. Less than 2 minutes later the Leafs Kasperi Kapanen would blast home a beautiful pass by Andreas Johnsson. The Leafs would then have to stave off a flurry of shots from Boston in the final few of minutes. David Krejci would score with 43 seconds left but the Leafs would hold on from there and take a 3-2 series lead heading back to 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 (3-5)



Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — Karson Kuhlman

Danton Heinen — Charlie Coyle — Chris Wagner

Sean Kuraly – David Backes – Noel Acciari


Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy

Brandon Carlo — Torey Krug

Matt Grzelcyk — John Moore


Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Steve Kampfer

Injuries: Kevan Miller (upper body)

Suspension: None


First Period:

Toronto Penalty – 17:00 – Zach Hyman, 2 minutes for Tripping

End of 1st – TOR – 0     BOS – 0

Shots              7               6

Faceoffs       9/14            5/14

Hits              11                 14

PP                 0/0                 0/1

Second Period:

Toronto Penalty – 4:13 – Patrick Marleau, 2 minutes for Hooking

Toronto Penalty – 8:24 – Mitch Marner, 2 minutes for Delay of Game

End of 2nd – TOR- 0       BOS- 0

Shots               16                15

Faceoffs         15/35         20/35

Hits                 21                  21

PP                   0/0                 0/3

Third Period:

Boston Penalty – 7:14 – Bench Minor, 2 minutes for Too Many Men On Ice

Toronto Goal – 11:33- Auston Matthews (4) assisted by Jake Muzzin (2) and Kasperi Kapanen (1)

Toronto Goal – 13:45- Kasperi Kapanen (1) assisted by Andreas Johnsson (3) and Morgan Rielly (4)

Boston Goal – 19:16 – David Krejci (2) assisted David Pastrnak (2) and Torey Krug (3)

End of 3rd – TOR – 2         BOS – 1

Shots             27                   29

Faceoffs     22/62               40/62

Hits               36                    29

PP                 0/1                    0/3


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