BOSTON — It didn’t take long for the Boston Bruins to open the scoring in Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the rival Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
Bruins forward Brad Marchand scored on Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen at 5:28 of the first period. The power-play goal was assisted by David Pastrnak and Torey Krug, who executed a successful zone entry just prior to passing to Marchand.
Here’s another view of the goal:
Marchand had scored one goal in his previous 18 playoff matchups entering Thursday’s Game 1 at TD Garden.
The Bruins were all over the Leafs to begin the game, jumping out to a 12-1 edge in shot attempts and a 7-2 lead in shots on goal. Despite the B’s dominance in the frame, the Leafs tied the game late in the stanza to head into the first intermission knotted at one.
Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports