Pastrnak has 3 goals, 3 assists as the Bruins beat Maple Leafs

Annette Crawford
April 17, 2018

Boston leads the first-round series 2-0, having outscored Toronto 12-4 in two games at TD Garden.

Per a tweet from Shilton, the only line without any alterations is the third line.

CBC News has asked both Ticketmaster and MLSE where the additional tickets for tonight's game (a 7 p.m. ET start) have come from and why the prices have dropped so dramatically from what fans were paying just a few days ago.

The Colorado Avalanche return home after dropping the first two games of their series with the Presidents' Trophy-winning Nashville Predators on the road.

The Bruins took line rushes during Monday's morning skate, and Riley Nash was back centering the third line after missing several weeks due to getting hit in the ear by a puck. Nash had an awesome season with the Bruins and provides the third line with a solid play-making centreman.

Already struggling on offense, Toronto lost No. 4 scorer Nazem Kadri for three games when he was suspended by the National Hockey League for boarding Tommy Wingels in Game 1. It looks like the Sharks are in control of this series, but if Anaheim can play on even terms for the first half of the game, doubt will creep in for San Jose. It probably shouldn't have been a penalty. Sean Kuraly had two assists for the Bruins, who got 26 stops from Tuukka Rask.

It took Toronto just 43 seconds to go back ahead.

Patrick Marleau, with two, and James van Riemsdyk also scored for Toronto, while Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly added two assists each. He was on the ice when Tyler Bozak scored to cut Boston's lead to 5-2 midway through the second period. He faked a shot at the point, skated past a defender toward goal, found a small window to target at and buried the shot from a tough angle.

Before I bet a line I think is questionable, I always try to deduce what the catch might be. David Pastrnak couldn't score all alone at the net and Rick Nash hit the post on a one-timer.

Pastrnak gave Boston a 1-0 lead five minutes into the game when he corralled a bouncing puck in the slot with his back to the goalie, settled it down, spun around and backhanded it in.

That fell to an average of 11 minutes three seconds with the Leafs in 17 regular-season games, with Plekanec never looking completely comfortable, contrary to what he has been saying.

Auston Matthews is the Maple Leafs' best offensive player, and he must find a way to break free from the coverage provided by Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.

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