That also matches the National Hockey League record for the most points by a player through the first two games of a postseason, tying Esposito's mark from 1969. "The way we wanted it, the way people in Boston wanted it".
The Matthews line was much better and kept the Bruins on the defensive in the early going and then hit its stride in the second period.
Bergeron and Marchand each had four assists on Saturday. "At the end of the day they are going to be our best line every night".
I'm particularly interested to see how the second line plays tonight against the Bruins.
The Maple Leafs may be down but they don't feel as if they're out of it just yet and they are confident that they'll get back in the series in front of the home crowd.
The Leafs will look to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinal in Thursday's Game 4 before the series shifts back to Boston for Game 5 on Saturday. McElhinney stopped 19 of the 23 shots he faced.
After two games of getting run over by the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs took their fans for one of their familiar roller-coaster rides. The lanky JVR, who had 36 goals in the regular season but had been barely visible in the first two games in Boston, jammed it home between Rask's blocker arm and body from the top of the crease and the Leafs were up 1-0.
It doesn't look like it will be.
"Look, we were outplayed for two games", Maple Leafs defenseman Ron Hainsey said, per Anthony Gulizia of the Boston Globe. Good news is: (the) story's not totally written yet.
We got a little bit of everything on our Sunday SuperCard. Wingels, whose injury was not disclosed, skated in practice Saturday but did not play.
The Bruins finally chased Andersen from the game when defenseman Kevan Miller scored from an impossible angle to make it 3-0. Matthews put the Leafs back in front, 3-2, with a great shot on a great feed from Nylander at 14:42.
Just 11 seconds after Hainsey was given a double-minor for roughing, Nash made it 4-0. The Leafs had Marlies play by play man Todd Crocker in the press box and ready to call the game had Bowen not been available. Sixteen people died and another 13 were injured when the team's bus collided with a truck last week in Saskatchewan.
Alex Killorn started and ended Tampa Bay´s four-goal flurry in the second period with a pair of power-play tallies. Ryan Donato, the son of former Bruin Ted Donato, made his playoff debut.
However, instead of cancelling those tickets (as would other teams, such as the Winnipeg Jets), MLSE is charging them a 30-per-cent premium to renew their seasons' seats for next year. One of the biggest cheers of the night was when the scoreboard showed highlights of Wednesday night's fight between the Red Sox and Yankees, then cut to brawl instigator pitcher Joe Kelly in the stands.