Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: Live Score, Updates and Analysis
Boston-1, Toronto-0 FINAL
The Leafs were hoping to have better luck against the Bruins than they did last year when they dropped all six meetings with the B's.
The Bruins, however, had other ideas and they outplayed the Leafs for large chunks of the game. Only some stellar goal tending from James Reimer kept this game close as the Bruins out shot the Leafs 34-21.
Tuukka Rask only had to make 21 saves for the shutout and the Leafs had a lot of trouble getting the puck to the net.
The Bruins now move to 6-1-1 on the season and they are off for a few days before heading to Montreal to take on the Canadiens on Wednesday.
The Maple Leafs fall to 4-4-0 on the season. They host the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.
Thanks to everyone who stayed with me during this game. Not a lot of scoring to talk about, but an entertaining game in Toronto all the same.
Here are the game highlights from the Bruins 1-0 win over the Maple Leafs tonight.
Thanks again to everyone for hanging in there with me tonight and I hope to do this again with you guys soon.
NHL.com is reporting that the Bruins' Brad Marchand suffered an undisclosed injury in the second period.
He did not return.
The rumors about this being Lebron's first NHL game are true after all.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (FINAL)
The Bruins' domination of the Maple Leafs continues as Chris Bourque's goal in the first period stands up.
Rask gets the shutout and the Bruins move to 6-1-1 on the season.
The Maple Leafs fall to 4-4-0. But this was, by far, James Reimer's best game of the year.
Here are some final stats:
Goals: Boston-1, Toronto-0
Shots: Boston-34, Toronto-21
Hits: Boston-29, Toronto-44
Faceoffs: Boston-35, Toronto-28
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (:32 3rd Period)
A frantic closing minute. Toronto got on the power play but could not capitalize. But a tripping penalty against Kostka will probably end the Leafs' hopes of drawing even.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (3:42 3rd Period)
Van Riemsdyk very nearly tied the game up. It's funny how the puck bounces sometimes.
I hear Lebron James is in attendance and watching his first NHL game tonight. I have seen a few Tweets about that. Not sure if that is true or not.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (6:21 3rd Period)
Kessel still can't score but he got the only real scoring opportunity on Rask on a failed power play for the Leafs.
Boston has only given up two power play goals thus far this season.
The Capitals should be taking notes.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (8:36 3rd Period)
The Bruins are smothering the Leafs and are now starting to press this advantage. They are playing to their strengths.
The Bruins are out shooting the Leafs 7-2 in the third period.
But an interference penalty on Dennis Seidenberg will give the Leafs their second power play—and it could not have come at a better time.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (13:43 3rd Period)
The Leafs just can't get anything going against the B's. Just one shot on goal in the third period so far and Boston is not pressing the issue.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (17:45 3rd Period)
Matching penalties to Komarov and Chara creates a four-on-four chance for the teams.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (18:41 3rd Period)
The third period is underway in Toronto. Can the Leafs get the equalizer?
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (End of 2nd Period)
Two periods are in the books in Toronto. The Bruins are not giving the Leafs much of anything and the Leafs just can't seem to get the puck to the net. They need to figure out something or else the B's will notch another win against the Leafs.
Here are some notable stats through two periods:
Goals: Boston-1, Toronto-0
Shots: Boston-24, Toronto-13 (Boston outshot Toronto 12-6 in the 2nd period)
Hits: Boston-21, Toronto-34
Faceoffs: Boston-27, Toronto-20
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (4:39 2nd Period)
A nice flurry of activity.
Kessel gets robbed again and even the Leafs' announcers are calling his misfortune comical.
Somehow, I doubt Toronto fans are finding it very funny at all.
Lane Macdermid and Mark Fraser get into their second fight of the evening.
I am not sure...but I don't think they like each other too much.
Boston-1 Toronto-0 (7:50 2nd Period)
Reimer absolutely robs Horton. Save of the game. Reimer is keeping the Leafs in this game right now.
Phaneuf then gets whistled for delay of game putting the Bruins on the power play for the first time.
Boston-1 Toronto-0 (12:54 2nd Period)
Well the Bruins have a goal disallowed. This one probably should have counted as well.
I guess the two teams are even now.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (13:42 2nd Period)
Kessel almost scores. Agonizingly close for Leafs' fans. It is unreal how bad this guy's luck is right now.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (14:39 2nd Period)
The Leafs are having a lot of trouble getting the puck to the net. They are still stuck on seven shots for the game.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (17:20 2nd Period)
Toronto could not capitalize on the first power play of the game and the Bruins maintain the lead.
The Leafs are clearly the more physical team but they are getting killed on the faceoff.
If Toronto wants to win they better turn that around and fast.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (First Intermission)
Here are some stats after the 1st Period:
Goals: Boston-1, Toronto-0
Shots: Boston-12, Toronto-7
Hits: Boston-11, Toronto-24
Faceoffs: Boston-17, Toronto-4
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (End of the 1st Period)
Boston really pressed at the end of the period but Reimer survived.
The Leafs also draw the first penalty of the game on a hooking penalty against Kelly with just four seconds left.
Toronto will be on the power play to start the second period.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (4:09 1st Period)
Toronto is playing hard but Boston is matching them. This looks like it will be a tough one.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (6:43 1st Period)
A questionable call robs Franson of a tying goal for the Leafs.
Goalie obstruction? Rask looked to be outside the paint when contact was made.
Boston-1, Toronto-0 (10:49 1st Period)
Chris Bourque wrists one past Reimer for his first goal of the season. Let's see how the Leafs respond.
Boston-0, Toronto-0 (13:05 1st Period)
Good push back by the Leafs after a slow start. Shots on goal now sit at 5-4 in favor of the Bruins.
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