Boston 4, Toronto 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 3, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 14-10-1-1 6-4-1-1 8-6-0-0 L2
Boston 16-7-0-1 10-5-0-1 6-2-0-0 W3

Recap

David Krejci and Nathan Horton each had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins continued their mastery over Toronto - and their incredible points streak - with a 4-1 home triumph Saturday night.

The Bruins improved to 13-0-1 in their last 14 games, with three of those victories coming at the expense of the Maple Leafs. Boston has won all four meetings with Toronto this season, outscoring its Northeast Division rival 23-6.

The Bruins opened the scoring at 4:20 after controlling the play up until that point. Zdeno Chara forced a turnover at the Toronto blueline and the puck wound up in the right corner, where Horton's centering pass was one-timed by Krejci past returning Maple Leafs netminder James Reimer.

After Mikhail Grabovski drew Toronto even just 48 seconds later, Chris Kelly put the Bruins ahead for good just past the 13-minute mark, converting a nifty feed from Rich Peverley for his seventh goal in the past 10 games.

Johnny Boychuk gave Boston a two-goal cushion early in the third period, whistling a slapshot past Reimer moments after laying a big hit on Toronto center Tim Connolly.

Horton put the game out of reach at 14:26, redirecting a Krejci shot to end a five-game goalless drought.

Reimer turned aside 26 shots in his first action since missing 18 games with concussion symptoms.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Boston
Mikhail Grabovski 1 Points Nathan Horton 2
Mikhail Grabovski 1 Goals Nathan Horton 1
Joey Crabb 1 Assists Milan Lucic 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
James Reimer .867 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .955
James Reimer 26 Saves Tuukka Rask 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 22 1 0-4 2-2 9 20
Boston 30 4 0-2 4-4 13 42

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Bruins have a W/L % of .688 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against NY Rangers . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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