BOSTON — The Bruins dominated Game 1 of their Stanley Cup playoffs first-round matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. When the two teams met again on Saturday for Game 2, it was expected that the Leafs would be at least a little better.
Toronto was more than a little better. The Leafs changed things up a little bit and executed their game plan in a way that was a complete 180 from Game 1, and because of it all, they evened the series with a 4-2 win.
It was almost like a role reversal for the two teams. In Game 1, it was the Bruins who were sharp in each zone, good with the puck and making the most of their chances. In Game 1, the Leafs looked like an intimidated bunch, and the Bruins’ style forced them into sloppy play. In Game 2, the Bruins played the part of the Leafs. They were sloppy with the puck and more damning, they had multiple defensive breakdowns. Of course, Toronto did its part in helping to force those breakdowns as well.
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