Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maple Leafs beat Bruins 4-2

Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs game recap video, on March 20, 2017.
On Monday, the Maple Leafs were able to beat the Bruins 4-2 and send the Bruins to a 2-game losing streak.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Bruins David Backes scored his 16th goal of the season, giving the Bruins 1-0 lead. Later, Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly scored, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, no scoring happened.

In the third period, at 18:03, Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak scored a power-play goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead. At 18:47, Maple Leafs William Nylander scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 3-1 lead. Then at 19:09, Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri scored an empty-net goal, giving the Maple Leafs a 4-1 lead. At 19:50, Bruins Dominic Moore scored his 11th goal of the season, cutting the Maple Leafs lead to 4-2.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net and made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 33-18-0-4 with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game with a 57% faceoff percentage, in shots 34-30 and hits 26-20. Both teams had 13 blocked shots. The Bruins went 0-for-1 on the power-play while the Maple Leafs went 1-for-3.

Dominic Moore led the Bruins with 6 shots. Noel Acciari and Brandon Carlo led the Bruins with 4 hits each. Torey Krug led the Bruins with 5 blocked shots.

Jimmy Hayes, Sean Kuraly, Tim Schaller, John-Michael Liles and Joe Morrow were scratched for the Bruins.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is now 12-5 after taking over as coach of the Bruins.

Three stars of the game
1) Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen
2) Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak
3) Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 38-28-6 with 82 points this season and are in 3rd place in the Atlantic division (and only 1 point ahead of Toronto). The Bruins are now 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and their road record is now 19-14-6 this season. The next game for the Bruins is today (Tuesday), when they host the Ottawa Senators, at 7pm ET.

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