Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2

Boston’s back-to-back losses end

Tyler Seguin (top, left) is congratulated by Brad Marchand (bottom, left), Patrice Bergeron (bottom, right), and Johnny Boychuk after Seguin’s 2nd-period goal put the Bruins ahead, 2-1.
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Tyler Seguin (top, left) is congratulated by Brad Marchand (bottom, left), Patrice Bergeron (bottom, right), and Johnny Boychuk after Seguin’s 2nd-period goal put the Bruins ahead, 2-1.

The Bruins kept the Maple Leafs from scoring until the second period at TD Garden and were back on top as winners.

In their last match-up, Boston shut out Toronto, beating them 1-0.

Game recap:


19:45 of 3rd, Bruins, 4-2: Tyler Seguin ices it, potting the empty-netter for his second goal of the game. It’s a final.

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14:52 of 3rd, Bruins, 3-2: Jay McClement makes it a one-goal game, getting his stick on a shot by Mikhail Grabovski and redirecting the puck past Khudobin.

11:00 of 3rd, Bruins, 3-1: Krejci driven hard into the boards by Holzer, but gets right up and finishes his shift.

3:28 of 3rd, Bruins, 3-1: McQuaid vs. Colton Orr, but the referees step in before it escalates. Orr still sent to the box, 2 minutes for roughing. Bruins on the PP once again.

0:32 of 3rd, Bruins, 3-1: Bruins get an early PP after Phaneuf sent off for cross checking Marchand.


End of 2nd, Bruins, 3-1: Leafs outshooting the Bruins, 22-15, but Boston has made the most of its scoring chances.

18:03 of 2nd, Bruins, 3-1: Apologies, blog fans. Connection issues here at the Garden prompted a time-consuming computer restart. Bruins go up, 3-1, on a goal from David Krejci, who nonchalantly backhands the puck past Scrivens. Pinpoint centering pass from Milan Lucic to Andrew Ference, who shoots on net. Scrivens stops that one, but puck bounces right to Krejci, who easily knocks in his sixth goal of the season.

12:00 of 2nd, Bruins, 2-1: Boychuck flattens van Riemsdyk with a solid, legal check. In football, that’s called a de-cleater. What’s the hockey term?

11:06 of 2nd, Bruins, 2-1: Bruins still being outshot (17-13), but the Marchand-Seguin-Bergeron line has carried them to the lead.

7:11 of 2nd, Bruins, 2-1: Seguin puts the Bruins back in front, after receiving a centering pass from Marchand. Unmarked (but MacArthur trying to distract him with a diving lunge from behind), Seguin beats Scrivens stick side. Seguin, Marchand, Bergeron all with multiple points tonight.


3:16 of 2nd, 1-1: Bruins on PP for first time tonight.

2:32 of 2nd period, 1-1: Leafs tie it during 4-on-4 play on a goal from Nazem Kadri. Clarke MacArthur got the puck in Boston’s zone, busted out on a 2-on-1 with Kadri, and Seidenberg between them.

1:22 of 2nd period, Bruins, 1-0: Marchand, Phaneuf each sent to the box for roughing.

End of 1st period, Bruins, 1-0: Leafs outshoot the Bruins, 10-9, but Boston gets the last-minute goal from Bergeron to push ahead. Bruins killed two penalties, including a brief 5-on-3. Khudobin has made some solid saves, including one against Phil Kessel, who continues to get booed every time he touches the puck.

19:07 of 1st, Bruins, 1-0: Patrice Bergeron puts the Bruins up 1-0 by knocking in a rebound of Tyler Seguin’s initial shot. Seguin split a pair of defenders after getting a pass from Brad Marchand, and went straight at Scrivens, who stopped the initial shot. But Bergeron was there for clean-up duty.

17:40 of 1st, 0-0: Pandolfo’s bid turned away by Scrivens, with Kelly unable to knock home the rebound, his shot bouncing off the post. Peverly also with a chance.

14:00 of 1st, 0-0: Bruins kill short-lived 5-on-3 (great save by Khudobin on Tyler Bozak at the doorstep), then kill Paille’s penalty. Kelly, after leaving the penalty box, created a 2-on-1, but Scrivens gloves a high shot.

12:03 of 1st, 0-0: Now it’s a 5-on-3., Paille caught high-sticking, and joins Kelly in the box for 23 seconds. Leafs call timeout.

10:25 of 1st, 0-0: Kelly sent off for slashing. Leafs go on the PP first.

8:35 of 1st, 0-0: Khudobin kicks away low shot from former Bruin Phil Kessel. Great save with his right leg, then he pounces on the rebound try.

7:30 of 1st period, 0-0: Nice sliding block by Toronto’s Korbinian Holzer foils in-close look from Chris Kelly.

6:42 of 1st period, 0-0: Pretty evenly-played period so far. Each team with three shots. A couple of sloppy passes -- one from Chara, another from Ference -- haven’t cost the Bruins.

3:23 of 1st period, 0-0: McQuaid squares off against Mark Fraser after Fraser drilled Jay Pandolfo from behind along the boards. Pretty good fight, both landing solid blows.

Pregame: Former Bruin and hockey Hall of Famer Milt Schmidt, who turned 95 on Tuesday, handles the ceremonial puck drop ... We’re minutes away from the Bruins taking on Toronto from TD Garden. Anton Khudobin (3-1, 2.52 GAA) will get the start in goal for Boston, opposed by Ben Scrivens (6-6, 2.41). Leafs have played better of late, winning three straight and four of their last five.