Toronto 4, Boston 2

Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 26-17-0-5 13-9-0-2 13-8-0-3 W1
Boston 28-14-3-3 16-5-0-3 12-9-3-0 L1

Recap


Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 2: Joffrey Lupul scored a pair of goals and James Reimer turned aside 39 shots as visiting Toronto evened its Eastern Conference first-round series at one game apiece.

Phil Kessel scored what proved to be the deciding goal and James van Riemsdyk also tallied as the fifth-seeded Maple Leafs erased a 1-0 deficit with three unanswered goals to rebound from a 4-1 drubbing in the series opener. Game 3 in the best-of-seven series will be played Monday night in Toronto.

Nathan Horton and defenseman Johnny Boychuk scored goals and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for the fourth-seeded Bruins, who pressed hard for the equalizer until van Riemsdyk converted a rebound for the insurance tally with 3:07 remaining.

Lupul countered Horton's opening goal by scoring twice in a span of just over 5 1/2 minutes in the second period. He pounced on a rebound of defenseman Jake Gardiner's shot from the point and chipped it into the net at 5:18 before taking a crossing pass from Matt Frattin and tucking a backhander past Rask at 11:56.

Kessel, who has labored to score against the Bruins since he was traded to Toronto, made it 3-1 on a breakaway 53 seconds into the third period. Boychuk cut the deficit in half with a blast from the point that deflected past Reimer with 9:25 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kessel's goal was only his fourth in 24 games against Boston - and the first at even strength. ... The Bruins were without D Andrew Ference, who was suspended one game for elbowing C Mikhail Grabovski in the head in the series opener. ... Lupul had eight shots on goal, matching Boston C Tyler Seguin for the game-high total.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Boston
Joffrey Lupul 2 Points Johnny Boychuk 1
Joffrey Lupul 2 Goals Johnny Boychuk 1
Matt Frattin 1 Assists Zdeno Chara 1
Joffrey Lupul 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
James Reimer .951 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .875
James Reimer 39 Saves Tuukka Rask 28

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 32 4 1-4 1-1 7 27
Boston 41 2 0-1 3-4 13 49

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Bruins have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Boston . The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .667 after a loss.