Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 2

Maple Leafs hold off Bruins in Toronto

Tyler Bozak of the Toronto Maple Leafs broke away with the puck in a game against the Boston Bruins.
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Tyler Bozak of the Toronto Maple Leafs broke away with the puck in a game against the Boston Bruins.

The Maple Leafs took the lead in the first period, with Boston’s first goal coming in the third.

Boston was within one in the last few minutes of the game but ultimately lost.

Game recap:


All done in Toronto. Leafs hold off final six-on-five push. Bruins 1-3-0 on road trip.

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18:44 3d period, Leafs 3-2: Bruins within one. Andrew Ference’s point shot appears to deflect off Mark Fraser.

16:52 3d period, Leafs 3-1: Bruins down to three lines. Rich Peverley moves up with Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille.

7:04 3d period, Leafs 3-1: Carl Gunnarson off for tripping. First PP for Bruins. Much better energy in last five minutes.

2:30 3d period, Leafs 3-1: Patrice Bergeron sets a screen on James Reimer. Dennis Seidenberg takes advantage with a snapper through screen. Anton Khudobin out, Tuukka Rask in.


1:34 3d period, Leafs 3-0: Fourth line punches through for Toronto. Colton Orr starts it with big bump on Dennis Seidenberg. Frazer McLaren all alone in front. Close-range shot off Anton Khudobin’s left pad and in. Tough goal for Bruins to give up. Not their night.

20:00 2d period, Leafs 2-0: Bruins with misleading 20-9 shot advantage. Not getting any sustained pressure on James Reimer. One and done.

10:26 2d period, Leafs 2-0: Milan Lucic turnover. Nikolai Kulemin rings the post at other end. Lucic not giving much.

2:52 2d period, Leafs 2-0: Mikhail Grabovski slips snap shot through Matt Bartkowski screen and past Anton Khudobin. Unless Khudobin missed the release because of the screen, he should stop that shot.

20:00 1st period, Leafs 1-0: Nathan Horton gets a decent chance in final minute. Not a bad first for Bruins, who hold 10-4 shot advantage. Neutral-zone play still a concern.


18:17 1st period, Leafs 1-0: Daniel Paille with net-front chance. Nice dish by Gregory Campbell. James Reimer closes the door.

15:36 1st period, Leafs 1-0: Nice work by David Krejci. Muscles puck off Jake Gardiner. Gets close-range backhand shot on goal. Bruins need more jam like that from his wingmen.

14:41 1st period, Leafs 1-0: Couple good chances for Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille. James Reimer down and out, but couldn’t get clean shot on goal.

8:00 1st period, Leafs 1-0: Anton Khudobin flashes glove to rob Matt Frattin. Dougie Hamilton helps out by clearing puck off line.

5:00 1st period, Leafs 1-0: Off the draw, Shawn Thornton vs. Colton Orr. Two very tough dudes. Orr delivers bunch of rights early. Looked like Thornton got in a left late.

4:58 1st period, Leafs 1-0: Nazem Kadri gets behind Dennis Seidenberg. Weak play in neutral zone.

4:13 1st period, 0-0: Ice in front of benches already turning to snow. Both teams changing personnel constantly.

0:00 1st period, 0-0: Rich Peverley back in. Should be No. 3 right wing alongside Ryan Spooner. Jordan Caron healthy scratch. Lane MacDermid also out.