Opponents are told not to “poke the bear,” but the Maple Leafs seem intent on doing exactly that Saturday night in Toronto.
That should play into the Bruins’ hands, since they usually thrive on physicality and are usually at their best when getting their hands dirty. So, Shawn Thornton‘s first-period bout with Colton Orr would normally be the thing to spark the Bruins for victory — if the Leafs weren’t counting on the exact same thing to break in their favor.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette explains in the above video. Check it out for more.