Boston 5, Toronto 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 39-23-1-2 19-12-1-1 20-11-0-1 W1
Toronto 30-29-4-3 16-13-3-2 14-16-1-1 L1

Recap


BRUINS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4:
Jordan Caron and Tyler Seguin each scored twice and Boston rode a four-goal second period to another high-scoring win over host Toronto.

Caron's first-career multi-goal effort included the go-ahead goal in a wild middle frame as the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs for the fifth straight time this season and put up a whopping 28 goals in those five contests.

With the score tied 3-3, Caron put Boston back in front for good at 13:34. The second-year winger one-timed a Zdeno Chara pass from the right edge of the net past Toronto netminder Jonas Gustavsson for his fourth goal of the season.

Seguin completed the second-period scoring barrage with his second of the night at 16:09.

Mikhail Grabovski drew the Maple Leafs to within a goal with 6:47 remaining, collecting a stretch pass from Clarke MacArthur and beating Boston netminder Tim Thomas short side to extend his points streak to four games (three goals, three assists).

Toronto pressed for the tying goal, but couldn't strike on a late power play.

Chris Kelly had the other Boston goal.

Carl Gunnarsson, John-Michael Liles and Phil Kessel tallied for the Maple Leafs, who lost a pair of forwards. Joffrey Lupul left early in the second period with an upper-body injury after taking a hard hit from David Krejci, while Colby Armstrong did not return after being dominated in a fight with Dennis Seidenberg.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Milan Lucic's assist on Seguin's second goal of the night gave him 200 career points. ... Toronto signed Grabovski to a five-year, $27.5-million contract extension earlier in the day. Grabovski, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, has 21 goals and 25 assists in 60 games. ... Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said prior to the game that the odds of newly signed goaltender Marty Turco being claimed on waivers by another team was "50-50." Boston signed the 36-year-old following injuries to regular backup Tuukka Rask and top farmhand Anton Khudobin, but Turco will need to clear league-wide waivers before he can join the Bruins.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Toronto
Jordan Caron 3 Points Phil Kessel 2
Jordan Caron 2 Goals Phil Kessel 1
Zdeno Chara 2 Assists Phil Kessel 1
N/A Power Play Goals Phil Kessel 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .862 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .848
Tim Thomas 25 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 28

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 33 5 0-2 3-5 22 23
Toronto 29 4 2-5 2-2 16 28

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .433 after a win and .472 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Bruins have a W/L % of .513 after a win and .731 after a loss.
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