The Bruins lost their second straight game last night as the Toronto Maple Leafs rolled to a 4-1 victory. The Leafs picked up their 11th win of the season moving them past Buffalo whom now sit in last place in the Atlantic division.
Young prodigy Auston Matthews opened up the scoring for the Leafs 1:44 into the 2nd period. Matthews goal was a beauty as he rifled one past Rask’s glove side and tucked it snug under the crossbar. Zach Hyman, James van Riemsdyk and Connor Brown all got on the scoring sheet for Toronto as they helped the team easily beat the black and gold. Brad Marchand scored his 8th goal of the season as the B’s lone scorer. Marchand’s goal cut the lead in half but the offense couldn’t get anything clicking.
The Bruins opened up the game with multiple scoring chances when they recorded four shots on goal during their first power play of the game. Frederik Anderson continues to own the B’s as he improves his overall record against them to 6-0-0. Anderson made 32 saves to preserve the win for the Leafs and was the backbone of the blue and white. Tuukka Rask had a game which fans haven’t been accustomed to seeing this year as he only made 16 saves letting three goals by for a .842 Sv%.
No Goals Scored
1:44 TOR – Auston Matthews (12) assist by William Nylander
15:14 TOR – Zach Hyman (4) assists by Matt Hunwick, Jake Gardiner
18:39 BOS – Brad Marchand (8) assist by David Backes
9:52 TOR – James van Riemsdyk (12) assists by Matt Hunwick, Tyler Bozak
18:27 TOR – Connor Brown (4) (Empty Net) assist by Morgan Rielly
1st Star: William Nylander, 1 assist
2nd Star: Matt Hunwick, 2 assists
3rd Star: Brad Marchand, 1 goal
The Bruins schedule doesn’t get any easier as they look to face the Montreal Canadians on Monday at the Bell Centre.