The Toronto Maple Leafs are a better team than shown by the results of the first two games of the first-round playoff series with the Boston Bruins.
They proved it Monday with a 4-2 victory at the Air Canada Centre in Game 3. They will have a chance Thursday night to even the series at two games each at the ACC.
We knew we had to be better than we were in the first two games and we came into that game with more motivation, we came in more competitive, Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly said Wednesday. That’s what we felt we had to do as a group. I think we all did that.
The Bruins won the first two games of the series 5-1 and 7-3 in Boston.
The Bruins are impressed by the stretch passes used by the Maple Leafs.
It’s tough, Boston defenseman Charlie McAvoy said. We’ve seen it a couple times this series where the D will jump in and next thing you know they’re off to the races. They play that style where they just want to counter so fast with their speed. They want to use their speed at all times. So, you’ve really got to make sure you’re counting five guys all the time and keeping them in front of you because they’ll go for those stretches, those breakaways.
Tampa Bay can wrap up the best-of-seven series in Game 5 at home on Saturday.
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This game might have been the roughest of the series, especially in the first period when the Lightning took a 2-1 lead in a session with a lot of scrums.
Elite Womens Brian Boyle Jersey The play everyone is going to talk about and the NHL probably will look at is Kucherov’s hit on Sami Vatanen late in the first. No penalty was called but the league’s No. 3 scorer appeared to jump before hitting Vatanen in the shoulder and head area. Devils coach coach John Hynes screamed at the officials after the play.