After a physical high energy Game 2 win over the Maple Leafs at the Garden the Bruins came out flat in game 3 as the series shifted to Toronto.
The B’s went down 1-0 in the second but managed to tie it on David Krejci’s first goal of the series, thanks to some good work behind the net from Jake DeBrusk.
Later in the period Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask got steamrolled after teammate Charlie McAvoy checked John Tavares into him. Rask was down for a bit and seemed shaken but stayed in the game.
The Leafs however turned up the heat after that scoring two power play goals. One by Auston Mathews (is he back?) and the second and eventual game winner from Andreas Johnsson.
Charlie Coyle got the B’s within 1 with a power play goal in the 3rd but that’s as close as it would get as the Bruins lost Game 3, 3-2 the final.
- Bruins top line was hel in check. The Brad Marchand-David Pastrnak-Patrice Bergeron line had six shots but no points on the night. Nothing new. In last year’s series, only Marchand and Pastrnak registered points in Toronto — both in Game 4.
- Leafs forward Nazem Kadri found out before the game that he has been suspended for the remainder of the series for his dirty crosscheck to the head on Jake DeBrusk in Game 3.
- This was the second time this season McAvoy ran a player directly into Rask. The same thing happened back in January against the Rangers resulting in a concussion which cost Rask nearly two weeks.
- Game 4 is Wednesday night in Toronto before shifting back to Boston for Game 5 on Friday.
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