Bruins beat Maple Leafs 6-4 to even playoff series

Nazem Kadri’s suspension opened the door for Andreas Johnsson to have the biggest game of his career

Nazem Kadri’s suspension opened the door for Andreas Johnsson to have the biggest game of his career

And it was in those final seconds that time seemed to stand still when time finally ran out on the Boston Bruins.

Most recently, Drake showed up to Scotiabank Arena wearing a Maple Leafs jersey on Wednesday night.

A big reason as to why the Bruins were able to move past the Toronto Maple Leafs last postseason was due to the success the line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak had in the series. They need offensive players playing defence.

The advanced eye told you that his was Boston's most reckless night, as the Maple Leafs finished with 47 all-situation scoring chances against Rask.

"Once you're a veteran-laden team, you just know how to do it", Leafs coach Mike Babcock said prior to the game.

They needed the monkey off Auston Matthews back. Even the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals were blown out by Carolina in Game 3 to allow the Hurricanes to crawl back into the series.

Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom also scored and Tuukka Rask made 38 saves.

"Not only is he hard, but he's smart".

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Maybe having Nazem Kadri watching from high above the ice surface in the press box for the rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs' first-round series against the Boston Bruins is a good thing.

It sounds amusing, but the list is so long now it nearly makes you wonder if there's some substance to it. Mikko Rantanen, who had the game-tying goal at the end of regulation, also got the victor with a great shot that beat Mike Smith. So there is that.

It was pointed out to Leafs defenceman Ron Hainsey after the morning skate that Toronto had been more physical than Boston in Game 3, helping result in a Leafs win.

The Dallas Stars also came into the night in a precarious situation, but they were also to earn with a big-time win. And now, they have three goals, three assists in three games. The same two teams, but this looks like a different series again. Through three games, Pastrnak has just one point, and has yet to put the puck in the net. Better today with these teams being this close and both so well-balanced and so well-prepared. Sometimes when (goal-scorers) don't score, they get antsy. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said in the morning the Leafs had been playing tighter on defence than what Boston (and the rest of the National Hockey League, to be sure) had witnessed in the regular season, and Toronto must return to that mode in Game 5. In Game 2, Cassidy had last change and wisely kept his best players away from the Leafs' best.

"Too many turnovers in the first period trying to play too high-octane instead of just looking after the puck and playing right, like we have been playing". I had to get back to 100 per cent mentally and physically. They got by even as their penalty killing continued to struggle. They are killing at 66% in the post-season: That has to get better as the series grows longer.

Three games down in the series and not one looked at all like the other. The Bruins' first two outings in Toronto proved they can win on the road.

Boston replied 52 seconds later when Krejci chipped a bouncing puck past Andersen. Johansson missed Games 2 and 3 with an illness. Except the Leafs found a way. But Rask kept the Bruins in it, with no stop bigger than the kick-save he made on Connor Brown. But then little Marner did what comes naturally to him. Just transcribing the game.

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