BOSTON — The Toronto Maple Leafs couldn’t have started Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Boston Bruins any worse than they did Saturday night.
David Pastrnak got the B’s on the board 5:26 into the first period. It was his second goal of the series and went against the run of play after a strong start by the Leafs.
The Bruins wasted no time adding to their lead as Jake DeBrusk scored his first career playoff goal on the power play to double Boston’s advantage to 2-0 at 9:26 of the opening period.
B’s defenseman Kevan Miller got into the action and scored Boston’s third goal, with the help of a lucky bounce.
This tally put the Bruins up 3-0 with 7:47 left in the first period, and that would be the end of the night for Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen. He’s now given up eight goals in less than four periods of play this series.
The misery didn’t end there for the Leafs. Rick Nash scored a 4-on-4 goal at 15:00 of the opening period to give Boston a commanding 4-0 advantage.
Pastrnak (one goal, two assists) and Torey Krug (three assists) each finished the period with three points.
The Bruins lead the series 1-0.
Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports
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