Boston Bruins thrash Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1

Auston Matthews

Boston Bruins thrash Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1. Here is the summary of the game played on Thursday, April 12, 2018

 

1

2

3

OT

FINAL

TORONTO

1

0

0

1

BOSTON

1

2

2

5

 

GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY


ON THE SCORESHEET

Zach Hyman put the Maple Leafs on the board at 16:52 of the first period. Hyman has two goals and five points (2-3-5) in seven career playoff games. He has three points (1-2-3) in nine career regular season games against the Bruins.

Connor Brown registered the primary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Brown has two assists in seven career playoff games. He has five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in nine career regular season games against the Bruins.

Morgan Rielly had the secondary assist on Hyman’s first period goal. Rielly was tied for the Maple Leafs lead in scoring during the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs with five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in six games. He had four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in four games against Boston during the 2017-18 season.

Frederik Andersen made 35 saves in the loss.

SHOTS FIRED

The Bruins had a 40-27 lead in shots on goal in all situations and a 30-19 edge in shots on goal at 5-on-5.

Boston had a 73-52 lead in shot attempts in all situations and a 54-30 lead in shot attempts at 5-on-5.

Mitch Marner recorded a team-high four shots on goal.

Auston Matthews recorded a team-high eight shot attempts.

SHOTS ON GOAL

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

TOTAL

TORONTO

7

11

9

27

BOSTON

9

16

15

40

SHOT ATTEMPTS

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

TOTAL

TORONTO

14

25

13

52

BOSTON

21

26

26

73

OF NOTE…

The Maple Leafs went 3-for-6 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play tonight.

Tyler Bozak was 6-for-7 (80%) in the faceoff circle against Boston centre David Krejci.

Travis Dermott made his Stanley Cup playoff debut.

Ron Hainsey started 20 percent of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest percentage among all Toronto skaters.

Auston Matthews won 67 percent (4 won, 2 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs tonight.

Nikita Zaitsev was on the ice for a team-high 17 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5. He finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 50 percent (17 for, 17 against).

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Faceoff Wins

9 (Bozak)

Faceoff Win Percentage

100% (Marleau, Nylander)

Hits

5 (Kadri, van Riemsdyk)

Blocked Shots

3 (Zaitsev)

Takeaways

3 (Hyman)

TOI

20:49 (Zaitsev)

Power Play TOI

3:22 (Rielly)

Shorthanded TOI

6:52 (Hainsey)

Shifts

28 (Hyman, Zaitsev)

5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage

52.6% (Polak – 10 for, 9 against)

UPCOMING GAMES:

Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m., Toronto at Boston (NBC, CBC, TVA Sports)

Monday, April 16, 7 p.m., Boston at Toronto (CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN)

Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., Boston at Toronto (CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN)

*Saturday, April 21, TBD, Toronto at Boston (TBD)

*Monday, April 23, TBD, Boston at Toronto (TBD)

*Wednesday, April 25, TBD, Toronto at Boston (TBD)

POSTGAME QUOTES:

HEAD COACH MIKE BABCOCK

On tonight’s game:

I thought they were better than us the first 10 minutes or whatever. I thought we got the game settled right down and made it 1-1. I thought we were better than them the first 10 minutes of the second. We had a real good opportunity on the power play that went through the crease to make it 2-1. They came down and scored on the power play. Obviously, our penalty kill wasn’t good enough and we took too many penalties in the third. In the third, there was no contest, they were better than us. Obviously, we’ve got to get regrouped. Coming here, you’ve got to win a game. We still have one game to do that. They were more competitive than us at the start tonight, I thought we got the game going pretty good but we didn’t have enough.

On Kadri’s hit in the third period:

I haven’t looked at it enough so I can’t really comment on that. We’ll let the League do what the League does. The bottom line is you’ve always got to be disciplined at all times and I think emotion is real important in the game, but it’s got to be controlled.

On how the team gets regrouped after tonight’s loss:

I think we’re a pretty good team that’s won lots of games and so, to me, when you get beat you just get regrouped. The beauty about this is we’ve got a day to solve our problems and we can feel sorry for ourselves if we want here tonight, but that’s a waste of time and energy. Let’s just get back to the hotel, get a meal, get regrouped, have a good practice tomorrow and come back at it.

On how to handle Boston’s top line moving forward:

We’ve got to be better, obviously. We’ve played against them lots so give them credit, they were good, we weren’t good enough. The puck went in for them, it didn’t go in for us. They were better than us and all that. They won game one. That’s the beauty of this is we’ve got to win four and they’ve got to win three. So that’s where we’re at.

RON HAINSEY (6:52 SHORTHANDED TOI)

On where things fell short tonight:

Well, pretty much all aspects. I think we gave up — we were outscored 3-0 on special teams, three on the PK. That’s most likely never going to get it done. Not nearly enough offensive zone time for us. It felt like we spent the vast majority of the game on our half of the ice, we weren’t able to get any long, sustained pushes in their end. A little bit after we made it 1-1, played good for about the next six minutes going into the next period and from then on, they cranked it up and we didn’t answer. We really didn’t, like I said, sustain much in their end after that. Obviously, special teams is very important.

On the balance between playing with emotion and taking penalties:

It’s always a fine line. They’re going to call penalties out there, it’s not a free-for-all. You want to stay out of the box as much as possible. Their power play made us pay and that’s what they’re supposed to do when you take penalties.

On he foresees a way to have more success against the Bergeron line:

Better hope so. We did not – I’m trying to think back – the power play goals, there was a lot of shorthanded time. Like I said, we were in our half of the ice too much. It’s hard to remember the exact specifics. We just didn’t spend enough time in their end and their half. Therefore, they got a couple. I can’t remember the second 5-on-5 goal. Way too much time in our end, without question.

ZACH HYMAN (1 GOAL)

On his goal providing momentum for the team:

I think we had some chances after that. It’s a 1-1 game and then, special teams, we’ve got to be better.

On emotion leading to taking penalties:

It’s playoff hockey, it’s the first game of what’s going to be a long series. That’s what happens.

On the challenge of playing Bergeron, Marchand and Pastrnak:

[Bergeron] wins faceoffs so he gets the puck a lot for that line. Any time you have the puck off the draw, you’re going to be playing in the other team’s zone so it’s tough. They’re a good two-way line and all three of them can score. They play well together.

MORGAN RIELLY (1 ASSIST)

On moving past tonight’s game:

Yeah, I think you have to. It’s a long series. We’ve got lots of areas we can get better in, things we can improve on. It’s important we focus on that tomorrow and come back with a big game two.

On the Bruins:

They’re a good team, they played with a lot of speed and, obviously, the building was rocking, they were feeling the energy, they came out hard and it took us a little time to answer. I thought after one we were sitting good. They played well. Like I said, we’ve got areas we can improve on and things we’ve got to get better at. We’ll go over that tomorrow and do our best to move forward.

On if the goal differential surprised him tonight:

No, I think that’s going to happen. I think the game works in ebbs and flows. As I said, we’ve got lots of things we can get better at and we know that. There’s things we’ve got to talk about and things we can really focus on. Moving forward, I expect us to be a lot better.

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