Rielly’s 2nd goal lifts Maple Leafs past Bruins 4-3 in OT

Leafs captain John Tavares to miss at least two weeks with broken finger

Leafs captain John Tavares to miss at least two weeks with broken finger

Their record is now 1-4-1 as they are the last-place team in the Eastern Conference.

In both cases, the Bruins do get one point in the standings so at 5-1-2 the Bruins stay ahead of both Toronto and TB but trail first place Buffalo.

The Maple Leafs played their first game without Tavares, who broke a finger Wednesday and will miss at least two weeks.

The victories have come with a heavy reliance on the line of Patrice Bergeron between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, and some excellent goaltending from Jaroslav Halak and Tuukka Rask.

The Bruins' top line of Bergeron, Marchand and Pastrnak had combined to score 14 of Boston's 19 goals heading into Saturday.

"Right now, we have not got the results (from depth players)", Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy stated. "Small sample size. We have addressed it and are trying to work on that".

The Leafs may not have been outwardly hoping to cash in on Andreescu's apparent golden touch when they invited her to drop the puck on Saturday, but they certainly wouldn't have refused any good luck against the Bruins. "Got told in the morning that we were just going to watch what the [Bruins] did with their lines and kind of go off that and I thought we played well together, had good chemistry out there".

As for the win over Boston, Babcock said: "I don't know if it's a statement game, but what I'd say to you is that it was more important for our team than their team".

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"Jake was around the puck a lot and he could have had more than one if he'd had a little luck".

With Tavares out, the Leafs may have a brand new look with a few strains, together with Alex Kerfoot between Ilya Mikheyev and Mitch Marner, and Jason Spezza between Trevor Moore and Kasperi Kapanen. Those home struggles extend a trend of futility dating back to last season that has seen Toronto go 4-6-2 with no consecutive victories in 12 regular-season home games since early March. "Defensively, we are always looking for where we can expose teams, no matter who we play". "Nothing to report new there".

Pushed to overtime on the back of No. 88 for the second straight game, the Bruins never quite seemed to find their footing in the extra frame, while the open ice allowed the Maple Leafs to play to their strengths - and with their best on the ice - as Morgan Rielly to Auston Matthews to Marner was all Toronto needed to push themselves ahead of an exhausted B's group.

The Bruins will have the chance to build off those positives for the second leg of their home-and-home with the Maple Leafs Tuesday night at TD Garden.

"I think he's going to be fine", Babcock said.

Andersen faced 33 shots through two periods, and the Boston kept coming late in the third, with Pastrnak tying things at 15:34 when he blasted a one-timer to force overtime. "Throughout the common season it's an everyday season recreation".

"Whenever you've performed them two years in a row within the playoffs, you already know so much about them, they know so much about you". They need the identical. "Offensively speaking I thought we played a really well-rounded game". "It's a superb alternative for us".

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