Mired in a bit of a scoring slump, the Boston Bruins were efficient with what little offense they generated against Toronto.
Patrice Bergeron scored on one of just six shots by the Bruins in the third period, a goal that tied the score 2-2 in a game the Bruins went on to win 3-2 in shootout against the Maple Leafs on Monday night.
''We still need to be better,'' said Bergeron, who also scored in the shootout. ''It was a step forward, but still we've got some work to do.''
The Bruins had lost three of four on a road trip that ended Saturday with a 3-2 loss at Toronto. Boston had just six goals during the four games and although the scoring didn't pick up Monday, the Bruins' defense did.
''They seem to be a little tired right now. That's our assessment of our team,'' coach Claude Julien said. ''We've got some players right now that are fighting to find their games.''
Milan Lucic also scored for Boston and Tuukka Rask came through in the third period, overtime and finally the shoo...