David Pastrnak tallies 3 goals, 3 assists as Bruins crumple Leafs

  • David Pastrnak tallies 3 goals, 3 assists as Bruins crumple Leafs

David Pastrnak tallies 3 goals, 3 assists as Bruins crumple Leafs

Many considered the opening round matchup between the Bruins and Maple Leafs to be a pretty even contest.

So much was made of matchups entering the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins series, and the impact they would play on the outcomes.

Game 3 is Monday night in Newark, New Jersey. "It's only going to hurt you".

Boston laid an absolute beatdown on the Maple Leafs, who looked young, inexperienced and overwhelmed by a Bruins attack that netted a dozen goals in the first six periods of the series. He may be available for Game 3 on Monday at Toronto's Air Canada Centre ... It's those types of accomplishments from the regular season - including the franchise wins record (49) and home wins record (29) - that the Leafs are drawing from to bolster their sagging swagger now. During Game 4 of the second round series against the Sharks in 2010, Franzen went off.

While acknowledging "that's not the way we planned for our first two games to go", Rielly was also optimistic that learning from their mistakes - and a few small victories - would be crucial to finding success against Boston. Curtis McElhinney, who came in to replace the Leafs' No. 1 didn't fare much better. "We can be better in certainly just about all aspects". Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said after Saturday's morning skate.

In Tampa, Alex Killorn scored twice during a four-goal second period, helping Tampa Bay beat New Jersey for a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference series. Babcock said. "That was a positive thing". "An early save on that first goal [by David Pastrnak] would have been huge, and that's playoff hockey for you".

"Ottawa plays a stingy game, as we know, so it's tougher for those skill guys to find their ice", Cassidy said. Frederik Andersen's playoff nightmare continued, as he allowed three goals on just five shots.

Tory: It gets to be 4-2, but everyone is still kind of relaxed, two-goal lead with about five minutes to go. "I played only a couple of games (in the 2017 playoffs), so I'm really just still trying to learn, and take in what I'm hearing from other guys". The Bruins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto, 3-7 in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. With less than two minutes left, he received a pass from below the goal line, slipped the puck between his own legs and onto his backhand, out-waited McElhinney and fired the backhander home. "The rest of that stuff, that's not what makes him good".

The Bruins' top line of Pastrnak, Marchand and Bergeron combined for six points in a 5-1 victory in Game 1, and added an eye-popping 14 more in this one against the floundering Leafs.

Pastrnak sealed his hat trick at 18:24 with Marchand and Bergeron picking up assists.

Forward Auston Matthews was irked as well.

But perhaps most impressive of all, Pastrnak's six-point night made him the youngest player, at 21 years and 324 days of age, in National Hockey League history to record six-plus points in a playoff game, beating Gretzky's former mark (22 years and 81 days of age). "You could look back and say it is". Take the lessons, what they have for you.

"We have to eliminate some of their space", said Andersen. Blown assignments defensively and disorganization among forwards has led to too many small breakdowns that elite forwards like the Bergeron crew can capitalize on. As if the four points in less than six minutes wasn't enough, Franzen added another assist and a fourth goal as Detroit skated to a 7-1 win.

"It was nice to get one out of the way and you are always nervous about how you are going to feel and how you are going to play", said Nash. We deserved every bit of criticism far and wide.

Joel Gallant, cameraman at Sportsnet: We're getting ready, we're booking flights for the second round, getting ready for thinking about the next round.

"We're going to play hard against them".

Cassidy reminded the media after Game 2 that Boston had 12 shooters in double figures this season. Leafs forward Leo Komarov appeared to hurt his left knee in a collision with Miller in the second period and did not return.