Boston 3, Toronto 2

Monday, March 25, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 17-12-0-4 8-6-0-2 9-6-0-2 L1
Boston 21-7-2-1 11-2-0-1 10-5-2-0 W1

Recap


Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 2 (SO):
Patrice Bergeron tied the game midway through the third period and scored the decisive goal in the shootout as Boston earned a split of a home-and-home set against visiting Toronto.

Milan Lucic also tallied in regulation and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves for the Bruins, who moved into a tie for first place in the Northeast Division with the Montreal Canadiens.

Joffrey Lupul and Nikolai Kulemin scored while James Reimer turned aside 27 shots for the Maple Leafs. Kulemin had a chance to keep things going in the shootout but was denied on his attempted wrist shot in the third round to end it.

Lupul, who was returning from a two-game suspension, got things started for Toronto with a power-play goal at 2:04 of the second period. The Maple Leafs made it a 2-0 advantage just under six minutes later, when Nazem Kadri pushed the puck ahead to Kulemin, who got behind the defense and beat Rask high to the glove side.

Lucic ended a scoring drought of over a month to get the Bruins on the board at 9:49 of the second and Bergeron knotted it at 2-2 with 9:24 left in the third. Rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton sent a pass in front to Bergeron, who beat Reimer with a backhand shot.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lucic, who was dropped from the top line in practice on Sunday, got assists from new linemates Rich Peverley and Jordan Caron on his first goal since Feb. 24. … Bruins D Johnny Boychuk (lower body) missed the game and is day-to-day. … Toronto has earned a point in five straight games (2-0-3).

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Boston
Nikolai Kulemin 1 Points Patrice Bergeron 1
Nikolai Kulemin 1 Goals Patrice Bergeron 1
Jake Gardiner 1 Assists Jordan Caron 1
Joffrey Lupul 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
James Reimer .931 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .920
James Reimer 27 Saves Tuukka Rask 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 25 2 1-3 1-1 4 26
Boston 29 3 0-1 2-3 8 44

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Montreal . The Bruins have a W/L % of .650 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Florida . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .600 after a loss.