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“Thank you, Kessel,” turned into “Thank you, Seguin” for fans of the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal for Toronto midway through the third period, and the Leafs held off a late rally by the Bruins to even up the series at one game apiece. The man Kessel was traded for, Tyler Seguin, also played a great game, but came up empty in terms of goals — things the Bruins sorely lacked despite a bevvy of opportunities.
Still, NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is awarding Seguin our “See-Saw Series” player of the game award after the loss. Who gets yours?
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BOSTON — The Phil Kessel storyline is one that’s not going away anytime soon in the first-round series between the Maple Leafs and Bruins, especially after Saturday’s Game 2.
The former Bruins forward, who has had more than his share of misery against his old team, went a long way in erasing any of that pain with one of the biggest goals of his career. Kessel scored just 53...
Toronto Maple Leafs forward #81 Phil Kessel celebrates his 2nd period goal with his teammates
It was only a matter of time before Phil Kessel scored in regulation against his former club, and boy did he pick a great time to do it. His goal is a perfect testament to the way the Bruins played last with their sloppy defense which allowed multiple 2-1′s. Kessel was able to sneak away...
The TD Garden was Boston Strong on Saturday evening, as Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman served as banner captain for the Bruins before Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. In an emotional moment for everyone in attendance, Baumann — who lost both of his legs in the attack, yet played a crucial role in capturing those responsible — waved a “Boston...
After their game one loss to the Bruins, the Leafs knew they had to significantly improve their game if they wanted a chance at advancing to the second round. They did just that. Reimer made 41 saves, Lupul had two goals, Kessel got the monkey off his back in the game winner, and JVR got the insurance marker as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 to even up the...
(PHOTO: Joe Haggerty Twitter)
Yeah, the Leafs’ Phil Kessel FINALLY scored a big goal versus the Bruins, but has he been that good to have his TERRIFYING effigy emblazoned on an elevator?
OH NO PHIL….DON’T DEVOUR MY SOUL!
This is Toronto’s FIRST playoff appearance (during a lockout SHORTENED season) in his 4 years after the Leafs gave up the FARM.
Joffrey Lupul scored two goals and the Toronto Maple Leafs got a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday that evened their first-round series at one game.
The Maple Leafs played aggressively from the start after a weak performance in a 4-1 loss in which the Bruins were much more physical.
But that changed early in Game 2 as Toronto delivered 22 hits in the first period to just...
In Saturday night’s Maple Leafs-Bruins matchup, there was a questionable hit midway through the third period that bloodied Daniel Paille‘s nose.
Paille was playing the puck along the boards when Toronto’s Dion Phaneuf delivered a high hit to the Bruins forward. There will be no hearing from the league on the hit, according to Renaud Lavoie of RDS.
When replayed in slow motion...
Highlights from the Bruins Game 2 loss Saturday night. The series is now tied up 1-1.
from Kirk Makin of the Globe and Mail,
Across the city – and well beyond its borders – fans will converge on the Air Canada Centre, sports bars and living rooms to witness the team attempt to take a 2-1 series lead against the Boston Bruins. Mayor Rob Ford issued a proclamation declaring Monday as "Blue and White Day", encouraging Torontonians to sport the team...
After dominating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1, logic might say that the Bruins should simply try to duplicate that performance, but it may not be so easy.
With Andrew Ference suspended for one game, Boston will need to make some lineup adjustments. That likely means defenseman Dougie Hamilton will get the first playoff action of his young career. Hamilton has been a healthy...
Obviously, we have heard of no hearing or potential suspension up-coming for Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf’s high, questionable hit on Boston forward Daniel Paille during Game 2 Saturday night in Boston. The Bruins have to pick their spots against Phaneuf, because he really isn't known for dropping the gloves either, he likes to hide behind his half shield and the Bruins...
The first-game jitters are gone. Their top players are scoring. And the Toronto Maple Leafs are home for the next two games.
Everything seems to be going their way.
But everything seemed to be going the Boston Bruins' way after a dominant 4-1 win in their playoff opener. Then the Maple Leafs took control with a hard-hitting first period and a 4-2 victory in Game 2.
Here come the Maple Leafs.
The Bruins defense was able to withstand a furious attack through the first 20 minutes of Saturday night’s Game 2, but the Leafs seem intent on keeping that pressure up all game long. Phil Kessel even threatened to score, which shows the kind of confidence that Toronto is playing with.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette has a theory as to why the Leafs are...
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The B’s and Maple Leafs will meet Monday night in Game 3 of their first-round series in the Eastern Conference playoffs series. It will be When the puck drops at Air Canada Centre, it will mark the first playoff game...
It finally happened, Maple Leafs fans. For the first time in nine years, the Toronto Maple Leafs win a playoff game as they defeat the Boston Bruins by a score of 4-2. The Bruins scored the games first goal, but three unanswered by the Leafs would prove to be enough as each team would score [...]