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Boston Pushes Maple Leafs To Brink Of Elimination

After splitting the primary two video games in Boston, the Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs in back-to-back video games in Toronto to take the 3-1 lead within the opening-round Stanley Cup playoffs sequence.

The Bruins stars excelled in Recreation 4 whereas the Maple Leafs gave the impression to be lacking in motion.

Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and James van Riemsdyk obtained Boston on the board, and Mitchell Marner scored the lone Toronto aim. The Bruins held Marner, Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Jon Tavares to 10 photographs within the sport and blocked 27 tried Leafs photographs.

“I simply thought that our puck help and (…) execution together with effort allowed us to spend so much of offensive zone time and get some high quality appears to be like that we haven’t been getting,” Bruins head coach advised Andy Brickley after the win, as seen on NESN’s postgame protection.

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Montgomery moved away from the goalie rotation for the primary time within the sequence and went with Jeremy Swayman for the second straight sport.

Swayman was excellent in internet for the Bruins making 24 saves for his third win. The 25-year-old Alaskan native didn’t take full credit score for the win.

“Couldn’t be happier with them,” Swayman advised Adam Pellerin on NESN’s postgame protection in regards to the crew in entrance of him. “Blocking photographs. All 60 minutes and that’s what it’s going to take towards this crew. It’s what it’s going to take to finish the sequence, and I simply couldn’t be happier with these guys in entrance of me.”

Swayman has received six straight video games towards the Leafs, together with the playoffs, with a 1.32 goals-against common and a .958 save proportion.

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“I simply need to pull my finish of the rope,” Swayman stated. “Once more, we obtained 23 guys in there which are doing their job to an absolute T, and so they’re working exhausting for each inch of ice they get, so I simply need to be part of one thing particular, and we’re excited to return to Boston.”

Listed below are extra notes from Bruins-Maple Leafs Recreation 4:

— The Leafs have misplaced six straight playoff video games on house ice, being outscored 21-11 in these video games, in keeping with The Athletic’s Chris Johnston.

— Marchand’s power-play aim within the second interval moved the Bruins captain to 56 postseason tallies. Marchand now has probably the most playoff targets in franchise historical past, transferring previous present Bruins president Cam Neely with 55.

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He additionally tied Johnny Bucyk for the second-most profession postseason targets towards the Maple Leafs with 10. Solely Phil Esposito has extra targets (11) than Bucyk and Marchand in franchise historical past. Jake DeBrusk and Pastrnak are tied with David Krejci for third most with 9 every.

— The Bruins look to shut out the sequence and advance to the Jap Convention semifinals with a win over the Leafs in Recreation 5 on Tuesday. Puck drop from TD Backyard is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and you may watch the sport, plus an hour of pregame protection, on NESN.

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