Bruins Ride Momentum From Game 3 To A 2-1 Series Lead

Bruins Ride Momentum From Game 3 To A 2-1 Series Lead

While the Toronto Maple Leafs didn't have a ideal performance in Game 1, they did more than enough to earn the victory over the Boston Bruins. DeBrusk did not return to the game, neither did Torey Krug who could also be facing a concussion and Connor Clifton.

It was clear the Bruins were going to try and dominate right off the start and you say them crashing and banging any player in a white jersey. "I didn't see it and haven't reviewed because it was down the wall from us". He declined to speak about the Kadri cross-check.

Bergeron scored on the ensuing power play at 15:03 to put a bow on Boston's victory as the Leafs now turn their attention to Game 3 - likely without Kadri.

Babcock reiterated that one of William Nylander or Patrick Marleau will move to centre (with healthy scratch Tyler Ennis likely drawing in), but the coach was in no mood to reveal who would slide over, saying we'll know at the morning skate on Monday at Scotiabank Arena. Things won't come easy for the Bruins in this one though as they have struggled to find a way to win in recent trips to Toronto as they are 2-7 in their last 9 trips to the Ontario capital and they are just 1-5 in their last 6 playoff games as an underdog which are two trends favoring the Buds in this one. Rask went 27-18 with a 2.48 GAA on the year overall, including 12-10 with a 2.65 GAA out on the road and 1-0 with a 2.00 GAA against the Maple Leafs. The B's turned that power play into a goal and happily obliged to the Leafs' undisciplined play, tying the series at one with their own 4-1 victory.

Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: It appears to be the time for the Toronto Maple Leafs to move on from forward Nazem Kadri. The NHL has the option to suspend him for more than five games. "I'm not sure what the League is doing or what the verdict is, we're just more so focused on our game in here". "It's not about getting a player back who hits you, because there'd be no players left on the ice because there's so many good hits in the playoffs". "Absolutely, he plays with his heart on his sleeve and always has", Brown said of Kadri. "If he's still standing up, there isn't anything wrong on that, but he fell".

DeBrusk and Krug each sustained an upper-body injury during the Bruins' 4-1 win in Game 2 on Saturday and were considered day to day.

"It was kind of in a blind spot for us on the bench", winger Zach Hyman said.

Kadri's hit on DeBrusk could be seen as retaliatory.

Kadri took his stick in both hands and planted the bar into DeBrusk's face.

DeBrusk has six shots on goal in two playoff games. There was no penalty on the play.

"Judging by the way Naz went down, it didn't seem great", Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly said". I think he was just trying to send a message and give him maybe a cross-check on the shoulder or arm.

Said Cassidy: "I thought it was clean". Looking back on it, shoulder to shoulder. Obviously Kadri stayed down. "The initial reaction - never had something like that happen before so obviously you're always anxious, but, lucky enough, when I got back to the room I checked all the points on the checklist and felt good enough".

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