Maple Leafs Come Back To Beat Bruins


Published on April 17 2018 6:16 am
Last Updated on April 17 2018 6:16 am

There was not much more that could have gone right for David Pastrnak in Game 2. The 21-year-old became the youngest player in NHL history to notch a six-point game in the postseason, while tying a league record with nine points through two games of a playoff series.

His hat trick helped push the Bruins to a two-game lead over the Maple Leafs as the first-round series shifted to Toronto.

But things can change quickly in hockey, as Pastrnak found out on Monday night in Boston's 4-2 loss to the Leafs in Game 3 at Air Canada Centre.

Pastrnak once again had a bevy of golden opportunities, but failed to capitalize as he rang one off the post, was denied at the doorstep on another, and fell victim to Frederick Andersen's lunging stick save late in the third - no doubt the highlight of the Toronto net minder's stellar 40-save performance.

On the whole, Boston's top line of Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand was held off the scoresheet after piling up 20 points in the first two games of the first-round series.

Monday, April 16 Scoreboard

Toronto 4, Boston 2

Game 3 -- Bruins lead 2-1

New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 2

Game 3-- Lightning lead 2-1

Colorado 5, Nashville 3

Game 3 -- Predators lead 2-1

San Jose 8, Anaheim 1

Game 3 -- Sharks lead 3-0


Tuesday, April 17 Schedule (All Times Central)

Washington at Colulmbus

Game 3 -- Blue Jackets lead 2-0

Winnipeg at Minnesota

Game 4 -- Jets lead 2-1

Vegas at Los  Angeles

Game 4 -- Golden Knights lead 3-0