After mostly surviving a first-period barrage from the Leafs, Rask and the Bruins defense finally got beat late in the opening frame. Here's how the Maple Leafs are expected to line up for Game 3.
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"For sure and that's why we've made the decision to do what we're doing", Babcock said after the team's morning skate Monday.
The Leafs' first line of Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Leo Komarov, meanwhile, has yet to score a point.
Pastrnak would have another opportunity with one minute left on the power play, but Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen made the save. "It's never about one guy of shutting those guys down, so we need to play really well as a line".
Later in the second, Zdeno Chara tied the game at two with a lovely top shelf goal you'd expect to see from one of the Bruins' top line players.
"We have a lot of confident players on our team and there is always going to be adversity over the course of a season", van Riemsdyk said. "I try to do my best in any role in the ice time I get".
The Bruins will have third-line centre Riley Nash, who missed the first two games with a lacerated ear, back in the lineup. "We'll have a good start and go from there". Boston has been so dominant offensively, only five Bruins who played in the first two games have failed to register a point.
So what side should you back?
The Maple Leafs finally sealed it with 3:35 left when Marleau scored his second of night on a 2-on-1 rush, firing a shot past Rask for the 70th career playoff goal.
A win would also give the Bruins a 3-0 edge for the first time in any series since the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals against the Penguins, a series that the Bruins ultimately took by way of a sweep. Through two games it's felt as if Boston is not only the team strong defensively but also the team featuring the high-powered offense as well. We've got last change (at home).
Loose pucks: Ryan Donato, Brian Gionta, and Tommy Wingels appear to be your healthy scratches tonight...
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