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Bruins Force a 7th Game With 4-2 Win Over Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday to even their Eastern Conference quarterfinal at three games apiece. Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored for Boston, which got 22 saves from Tuukka Rask in staving off elimination. David Pastrnak added two assists for the Bruins, who will host Game 7 on Tuesday night. Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk celebrates his goal with right wing David Pastrnak and cen...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs


Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7

TORONTO (AP) — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored, and David Pastrnak had two assists to help Boston avoid elimination. Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots. […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Toronto, Ap, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Pastrnak, Marchand, Tuukka Rask, Torey Krug, Jake DeBrusk


The NHL’s Department of Player Safety – A Model of Inconsistency

Personally, I think it’s been one of the best years in a while when it comes to supplemental discipline handed down from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS). For the most part, they’ve been consistent and relatively fair in terms of who they suspend and for how long. Players like Evgeni Malkin and Connor McDavid even had their names brought before the board as they, too, were culprits in breaking the rules of the game at times this season. But like the NHL’s officiating, thhat seems ...
Tags: Column, Washington, Boston, Sport, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Sharks, CBA, Tampa Bay Lightning, Commentary, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes


Maple Leafs Beat Bruins in Boston to Take 3-2 Series Lead

BOSTON — Auston Matthews snapped a scoreless tie in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs downed the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Friday to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Kasperi Kapanen, with a goal and an assist, also scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 28 saves. David Krejci replied for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots. The Leafs will look to wrap up the series at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday afternoon. Game 7, if necessary, would be...
Tags: Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Tyler Ennis, David Pastrnak, Krejci


Canucks News & Rumors: Defense, Kadri, Goalies & President

As the hockey world sits in shock over the quick exits of both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins in first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, teams that didn’t make the “second season” are strategizing to fill needs, work with those players already under contract, and consider what players the team wants to sign for next season. Here’s some of what the Vancouver Canucks have been up to during the past week. Item One: Filling the Canucks Needs? Vancouver Canucks’ Alex...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Vancouver, Slovakia, Hockey, NHL, RFA, Jim Parsons, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa, Boston Bruins, Morris, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Daniel Sedin


Chara Makes History in Game 4 Win

TORONTO — Zdeno Chara made history Wednesday night, helping the Bruins avoid falling into a deep playoff hole in the process. The Bruins captain’s shot from the point at 5:39 of the third proved to be the winning goal in Boston’s 6-4 victory over Toronto, evening their best-of-seven first-round playoff series at two games apiece. At 42 years 30 days, the big Slovak becomes the oldest defenceman in NHL history to score a winning goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mark Recchi (43 years 125 da...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ryan O Reilly, Marcus Johansson


David Pastrnak is 'awake,' and that could spell trouble for the Maple Leafs

It was all part of a big coaching move from Bruce Cassidy to shake things up just ahead of puck drop in Game 4 by switching Danton Heinen onto the top line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, and dropping Pastrnak down to the second line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk. That unlocked the keys to the Pasta sports car and finally allowed him to join the series with the scoring binge in the second period. "It was just moving Pasta around.
Tags: News, Sports, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, David Krejci, David Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen, Bruce Cassidy


The Bruins ‘Charlie Coyle Dilemma’

When the puck drops at the start of Game 4 between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins will be looking to erase a 2-1 series deficit and even up the tables heading back to Boston. This would effectively give them the home-ice edge once again as two of the three remaining games would be played at home to close out the series. Related: Nazem Kadri Suspensed The Bruins performance in the playoffs thus far has resembled a roller coaster with how many peaks and valleys they’ve...
Tags: Column, Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Coyle, David Pastrnak, Marchand, Bergeron, Charlie Coyle


Maple Leafs’ Key to Winning: The Battle of the Top Lines

The Toronto Maple Leafs, after losing both their composure and Game 2 in Boston, came back to beat the Boston Bruins by a score of 3-2 in Game 3. I believe that Game 3 is a mirror to how the Maple Leafs can win this series. The Maple Leafs now lead the series two games to one, and they have home-ice advantage. Importance of Home-Ice Advantage In the NHL, home-ice advantage is important for three reasons. First, a rabid home crowd can create a huge source of energy during games, espe...
Tags: Boston, NFL, Toronto, Sport, Nba, Mlb, Ken Campbell, Hockey, NHL, Babcock, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand


Bruins Need a Shakeup to Wake Up

The Boston Bruins fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday by a score of 3-2. This puts them at a 2-1 deficit in the series. A Game 4 loss would create a tough hill for Boston to climb. The Toronto Maple Leafs harassed the Boston Bruins in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) The Maple Leafs outplayed the Bruins, much like they did in Game 1. They were the faster, more physical team and didn’t give their opponent much ice...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Tom Szczerbowski, Coyle, David Pastrnak


The Problem With Playoff Officiating

It is commonplace for fans to look for excuses when their team loses a game in the playoffs. Whether it be lack of rest or bad bounces, there will always be a section of a team’s fanbase looking for somewhere to place the blame. The most prevalent excuse is poor officiating. It is worth noting that despite any perceived impact by the officials, the better team is usually the one that wins the game. While this is a problem league-wide, here we will take an in depth look at Game 2 of the Toront...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Mlb, Hockey, NHL, Commentary, Boston Bruins, Brian Burke, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Sportsnet, Nazem Kadri, William Nylander, Kadri


Maple Leafs Matched the Bruins’ Physical Game

TORONTO — A potent mix of physical play and scoring prowess helped the Bruins salvage a home split of the first two games in their first-round playoff series against Toronto. They couldn’t repeat that effort Monday night at Scotiabank Arena. The Maple Leafs shunted the Boston attack en route to a 3-2 victory in Game 3. David Krejci and Charlie Coyle scored in the second period for the Bruins, who will try to pull even in Game 4 on Wednesday. “I think they were a little more physical ton...
Tags: Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Brad Marchand, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Krejci, Coyle, David Pastrnak, Krejci, Zdeno Chara, Nazem Kadri


The Boston Bruins Need To Play Their Game

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, The Bruins need more pressure, more force against the Leafs along their rear wall, more playmaking low in the slot and at viable attack angles near the net. “I think that’s the biggest key to this series, the neutral zone, and it seemed they were coming with more speed tonight,” said Jake DeBrusk, noting Toronto’s ability to build speed in the middle, the product of quick outs. “I thought we brought the speed in Game 2, and they brought the ...
Tags: Garden, Toronto, Sport, Boston Bruins, Boston Globe, Bruins, Leafs, Frederik Andersen, Jake DeBrusk, Kevin Paul Dupont, Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron David Pastrnak


Maple Leafs Down Bruins to Take 2-1 Series Lead

TORONTO — Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Andreas Johnsson, also with a goal and an assist, and Trevor Moore provided the rest of the offence for Toronto. Frederik Andersen made 34 saves. David Krejci and Charlie Coyle replied for Boston. Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots for visitors in front of a crowd of 19,611...
Tags: New York, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Moore, Coyle, Tyler Ennis, Krejci


Matthews breaks through as Leafs down Bruins 3-2 in Game 3, grab 2-1 series lead

TORONTO — Auston Matthews had a lot of fingers pointing in his direction following Toronto's first-round exit last spring.Monday represented a big step towards making sure there's no repeat.Matthews had a goal and an assist for his first points of the playoffs as the Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 3-2 to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.Heavily criticized for his performance in Boston's seven-game victory 12 months ago — he registered...
Tags: News, Boston, Toronto, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, David Krejci, Moore, Coyle, Tyler Ennis, David Pastrnak, Krejci


Leafs' Kadri suspended for rest of first round

Nazem Kadri crossed the line in the playoffs against the Boston Bruins for the second year in a row, and the NHL came down hard Monday on the Toronto Maple Leafs center. Kadri was suspended for the remainder of the Leafs' first-round Eastern Conference series in response to a cross-check on the Bruins' Jake DeBrusk late in Game 2 on Saturday. The Maple Leafs, without Kadri, earned a 3-2 home win over Boston on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Tags: Boston, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Kadri, Jake DeBrusk, Leafs Kadri


NHL News & Notes: Kadri, Vigneault, Simmonds & More

In today’s News & Notes, Nazem Kadri has been suspended, the Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as their head coach, the Nashville Predators will be without Wayne Simmonds and Brian Boyle for a while and Joe Thornton will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head. Kadri Suspended for Remainder of the First Round The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without Kadri for the remainder of the first round of the playoffs as the veteran forward has been suspended by the NHL for an i...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, Nashville, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators


Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri suspended for remainder of first round vs. Bruins for cross-check

Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri was suspended for the remainder of the first round for his cross-check to the head of the Bruins' Jake DeBrusk.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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NHL suspends Leafs' Kadri for rest of 1st round

The NHL has suspended Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri for the remainder of the first-round playoff series against the Bruins following his high hit on winger Jake DeBrusk in Game 2.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Jake DeBrusk, Leafs Kadri


NHL suspends Leafs' Kadri for rest of first round vs Bruins

The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round of the playoffs for cross-checking Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the head. The decision was announced Monday, shortly before Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that is knotted 1-1. Kadri hit DeBrusk in the third period of Boston's 4-1 victory Saturday.
Tags: News, Boston, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Kadri, Jake DeBrusk, DeBrusk, Leafs Kadri


Suspended Nazem Kadri to miss rest of Maple Leafs' series against Bruins

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the rest of his team's opening-round playoff series against Boston after he took a major penalty for a vicious cross-check to the head of Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk on Saturday night.The NHL came down hard on the veteran forward for the incident that took place at 14:03 of the third period in a 4-1 loss at Boston.Toronto rebounded to win its first game without Kadri as it defeated Boston 3-2 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the ...
Tags: New York, London, News, Minnesota, Boston, Toronto, NHL, Babcock, Detroit, Edmonton, Bruins, Auston Matthews, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, East


Six Lessons From the Maple Leafs Game 2 Loss

Well, it was too good to last from the Toronto Maple Leafs’ perspective. They should have known, and probably did, that the Boston Bruins would have reverted to the form that beat them during the regular season. The Bruins did just that, and the result was a stop-in-your-tracks 4-1 reversal of the Maple Leafs’ Game 1 win. Boston Bruins Karson Kuhlman slides through the crease after a save by Toronto Maple Leafs Frederik Andersen. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) With the series tied one ...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, Babcock, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Leafs, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Jake, Patrick Marleau, Nazem Kadri, David Backes, John Tavares


NHL Rumors: Kadri, Zucker, Panthers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown the Ottawa Senators are hopeful when it comes to the signing of one of their prospects, Nazem Kadri is about to be suspended and there are questions in Toronto as to whether or not this could be the writing on the wall for him being traded, Jason Zucker wants to stay in Minnesota but knows he might be on the move, and the Florida Panthers might have a lot going on with Joel Quenneville now in town. Did Kadri Seal His Fate With the Maple Leafs? After cross-c...
Tags: Florida, Minnesota, Nbc, Toronto, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Joel Quenneville, Ottawa Senators


‘No Easy Shifts’ as First-Round Series Get Tight & Nasty

It wasn’t long after celebrating Craig Smith’s overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville’s playoff series against Dallas. “There are no easy shifts out there, no easy games and no easy plays,” he said. “It’s hand-to-hand combat out there.” Subban and the Central Division-winning Predators needed to work overtime just to even things with the Stars at a game apiece, and the Colorado Avalanche got a sudden-death goal from Nathan MacKinnon to tie up their series...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Boston, Russia, Toronto, Sport, Getty Images, Dallas, Nashville, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Denver, Calgary, Cnbc


Should the Oilers Consider Nazem Kadri?

Nazem Kadri is likely going to be handed a lofty suspension for his crosscheck on Jake DeBrusk in Saturday’s playoff game versus the Boston Bruins. It will be another in a long line of trips in front of the NHL Department of Player Safety and as a repeat offender, Kadri will likely see somewhere between six and 10 games his lack of self-control. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Kadri’s hearing is scheduled for Monday. In the immediate picture for the Maple Leafs, Kadri’s bein...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Connor McDavid, Simmons, Nazem Kadri


Sean Avery suggests Auston Matthews fight at center ice in bizarre, profane rant

The 10-year NHL veteran unloaded a profane rant on Instagram outlining his thoughts on Jake DeBrusk's hit on Patrick Marleau and Nazem Kadri's retaliation. Here's Avery's take slide-for-slide on his Instagram story: Slide 1: “That f—ing hit that Jake DeBrusk threw on Patrick Marleau in the Leafs-Bruins game was a dirty f—king hit. That's not a particularly hot take.
Tags: News, Instagram, NHL, Sean Avery, Auston Matthews, Patrick Marleau, Nazem Kadri, Jake DeBrusk, Leafs Bruins


Nazem Kadri Does It Again

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, It won’t take long for the NHL’s Department of Player Safety to write the script for Nazem Kadri’s next suspension video, they merely need to change a couple of words from the one they used to announce his three-game ban during last year’s playoffs. But Kadri won’t get off so lightly this time around. In fact, he’s not likely to see another shift in this first-round series against the Boston Bruins, nor should he, given his long history of crossin...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, NHL, Boston Bruins, Nazem Kadri, Kadri, Jake DeBrusk, Chris Johnston


Bruins Outmuscle Maple Leafs and Even Series 1-1

BOSTON — Brad Marchand and Charlie Coyle scored during a raucous first period as the Boston Bruins downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday to even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. Danton Heinen and Patrice Bergeron had the other goals for Boston, which flexed its muscle following a lacklustre effort against the speedy Leafs in Thursday’s opener. Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots, while Marchand added an assist. Nazem Kadri, who could be facing another suspension after...
Tags: Boston, NFL, Toronto, Sport, New England Patriots, Hockey, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Marcus Johansson, Coyle, David Pastrnak, Zdeno Chara


Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri facing lengthy suspension for cross-checking Jake DeBrusk

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, suspended last year for playoff hit against Boston Bruins, is ejected for cross-check on Jake DeBrusk.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Boston Bruins, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nazem Kadri, Jake DeBrusk


DeBrusk, Backes speak out after Kadri's nasty cross check

Boston Bruins forwards Jake DeBrusk and David Backes commented on the aggressive play in Game 2 and confrontation with Nazem Kadri.
Tags: News, Boston Bruins, David Backes, Kadri, Jake DeBrusk, DeBrusk Backes