Bruins Force Game Seven With 4-2 Victory Over Toronto
Boston, MA– The battle for round one of the NHL post-season wages on as the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs have now officially swapped victories in each game of the series to this point. Hopefully, this pattern will be broken in the seventh game, as all of Boston will be rooting for the Bruins to be the first team in the series to win consecutive games. If they can do it, they'll advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Tuukka Rask was in goal for the Bruins again, allowing just one goal in the first period and one in the third to Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews, respectively. In the process, he also saved 22 other shots on goal and helped the Bruins maintain a commanding lead that they developed in the second period, also thanks to Sean Kuraly's expert movement.
After Rielly's goal, the Bruins evened the score with a power play goal from Brad Marchand, which was assisted by Patrice Bergeron. Six minutes later, another power play proved fruitful for Boston as Torey Krug came through with his first goal of the playoffs and the one the Bruins would never look back from. On Krug's score, he was assisted by Marchand and David Pastrnak.
The second period saw Jake DeBrusk bury his first goal of the playoffs while simultaneously burying the Leafs in the game. Late in the third period, Marchand scored once again (his fourth of the series), thanks to assists from Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy. After an impressive start-to-finish effort for the Bruins, they finally won game six on the road by a score of 4-2.
Game seven. Two of the greatest words in sports. And we get a game seven made up of playoff hockey already! For fans on the outside looking in, it will be much more enjoyable than it will be for nervous Bruins fans, but these two teams are no strangers to seven game playoff series with each other. Seven o'clock tomorrow night in the TD Garden. Be there. Let's hope the Bruins can bring it again.