Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 5: Live Score, Updates, Analysis

Tyler Donohue@@TDsTakeNational Recruiting AnalystMay 10, 2013

Led by the sharp play of goaltender James Reimer, Toronto silenced a raucous Boston crowd by beating its host 2-1 in Game 5 of this first-round NHL postseason series. Reimer stopped 43 shots to preserve the Leafs' late lead and force a Game 6 Sunday in Canada.

Tyler Bozak scored the first goal of the night on a shorthanded effort and teammate Clarke MacArthur cashed in on a Bruins turnover to give Toronto a 2-0 lead less than two minutes into the third period. Boston stalwart Zdeno Chara cut the Leafs' lead in half by scoring with 8:48 remaining in regulation but Reimer stood tall the rest of the way.

Toronto overcame a heartbreaking Game 4 overtime defeat to breathe new life into its Stanley Cup chances. Boston failed to knock out the Leafs on home ice and must now head north of the border for another elimination game.

Final: Toronto 2, Boston 1

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