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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins - 4/16/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins - 4/16/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

And in a game where the Leafs at times showed enough fight to potentially make some noise, Rask kept them in check. Thus far, they haven't come close. For the second straight contest, the "other" Lightning forwards featured prominently to help build up a big lead-Alex Killorn scored twice on the power play in the second period, part of a four-goal period for the Lightning to establish a 5-1 lead.

Pastrnakscored a hat trick and had six points to bring his two-game point total to nine. Third Star went to Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller, who had a goal, seven hits and three blocked shots.

Game 3 is on Monday night at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, with Game 4 there on Thursday night.

WAYNE GRETZKY, EDMONTON OILERS - APRIL 9, 1987 Only three games in playoff history have finished with a spread of 10 or more goals, and is anyone surprised to see the Gretzky-era Oilers among the teams to dominate an opponent in such a fashion?

While in Boston the Leafs have been without last change, allowing Bruce Cassidy to roll out the Bergeron line against Auston Matthews' line to good success. Toronto's first line of Matthews, William Nylander and Leo Komarov have been held without a point.

"I've gone back and forth all year", Marleau said of moving to the middle.

Toronto coach Mike Babcock won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, coached Canada to a gold medal at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics and the championship at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016.

While the Bruins were outhit by the Leafs 42 to 37 in game one, from this pair of eyes the Bruins appeared to be the more physical team and were winning more battles for much of the night.

"It doesn't bother me", Komarov said.

Micelli: When the Bruins scored in overtime, I was in shock, then anger, then probably disappointment, and then anger again. Unless it was my own team. "At the end of the day, our guys do believe - from one to 12, I do believe our guys believe they can score".

"I don't know how the matchups are going to be", Matthews said. We've got to go home, get out of here. So that's our first priority. We can't go into Toronto thinking that.

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Toronto is far too talented offensively to go quietly through two games of a series, and the Leafs finally got on the board in the second as goals from Mitch Marner and Tyler Bozak sandwiched one from Bruins' David Krejci.

Now, the Leafs would need more than a simple lineup shuffle to stop Boston's top line.

The stretch started when Jake DeBrusk deflected a Torey Krug shot past Anderson on the power play to put the Bruins up 2-0 just ten minutes into the game.

Sometimes you can just tell when a player, in any sport at any time, is primed for a plus performance. We were undocking from the space station and returning to Earth during that final game of that series. If you add it up, it's 12-4 over six periods.

"We have to keep them off our net a little bit on the kill", said Rielly.

"Good news is, story's not totally written yet".

The Toronto Maple Leafs just wrapped up the first two games of their opening-round series with the Boston Bruins and, for Toronto, it didn't go very well.

"Absolutely, 100 percent", he said.

"You spend all this time preparing and working". We got 105 points for a reason. "To be honest I wish every young guy in the league - obviously in the league there are a lot of good players - I wish every young guy got to play with these two players".

Micelli: It felt like they were really going to beat the Bruins and we all believed that. "We can be better in certainly just about all aspects".


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