The Boston Bruins got on the board first Monday night thanks to an early goal by Brad Marchand.
Based on the swing Marchand used to score said goal, we’re going to go ahead and call it a solo home run.
With the Bruins down a man after a Brett Connolly hooking penalty, Patrice Bergeron gained possession in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ zone and fired a shot on goalie James Reimer.
Reimer denied Bergeron’s bid, but his momentum sent him spinning out of the crease. The puck deflected high in the air off the goaltender’s pads, and Marchand swung his stick like a baseball bat to smack it into the net.
Boston also got a goal from Zac Rinaldo to build a 2-0 lead in the first inning — er, period.
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand