Bruins fall to Toronto 3-2; Leafs lead series 2-1

Bruins fall to Toronto 3-2; Leafs lead series 2-1

With Game 3 of the opening round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Boston Bruins looming on Monday night, the Maple Leafs coach has no choice.

Andersen - by far the best Leaf - robbed Heinen with an exceptional glove save on a power play before Rask made a toe stop on Andreas Johnsson. Frederik Andersen made 34 saves.

The Leafs' lead didn't last long, as Bruins centre David Krejci netted his first of the playoffs at the 3:30 mark to tie it up. The latter declined to comment on the incident when he met with reporters after the game.

Kadri has been offered a hearing from the league's Department of Player Safety following a cross-check he delivered to the face of Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the final minutes of Saturday's Game 2 in Boston. "You've got to stay with it and find your game".

Mike Babcock is ready to forge on without Nazem Kadri.

There is the possibility that Babcock won't have to worry about that until next season if the Leafs are ousted by the Bruins, considering the length of suspension that many expect. As Kadri exited the penalty box and attempted to rejoin play, DeBrusk appeared to try to lay a body check on the Leafs' center but instead hit him knee-on-knee.

Playoff hockey breeds lower scoring games. these teams met four times during the regular season and three of the four games hung up six or more goals.

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The Leafs won a battle against the Bruins, earning a 3-2 victory to regain the series lead.

With Nazem Kadri and the apparent voluntary forfeiture of depth through the middle dominating the discourse leading into Game 3, the focus was directed primarily to William Nylander's transition to third-line centre and the heightened pressure that now faced the Toronto Maple Leafs' top two units.

The fourth line produced the first goal of the game, with Trevor Moore finding the net early in the second period.

Boston responded on a power play of its own with 37.3 seconds left in the period when Coyle collected a puck off the end boards to score his second of the series.

The amusing thing about that was that the on-ice part of his game wasn't even what anxious the Leafs most. He was suspended for three games during the Maple Leafs' matchup against the Bruins a year ago for boarding Tommy Wingels, and while his absence may not have been the only reason, they lost two of those three games. His inability to control his emotions may have prevented him from playing that role, and may ultimately provide him a one-way ticket out of town. Bruins defenceman Connor Clifton sat out with an undisclosed injury, while winger Marcus Johansson missed a second consecutive game with an illness. They're trying to advance (in the playoffs). Kadri assumedly went to the defence of his 39-year-old linemate, but instead of dropping the gloves or getting into another shoving match, Kadri saw red and planted his stick into Debrusk's jaw.

Especially since those hockey talents make him so valuable that the Maple Leafs cannot afford to lose him when he inevitably does resort to those shenanigans that get him removed from the lineup.

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