Bruins Wrap: Maple Leafs Prove Too Tough As Boston Win Streak Snapped

The Maple Leafs scored four unanswered goals, including three in the second

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November 6, 2021

The Toronto Maple Leafs scored four unanswered goals to pull away from the visiting Boston Bruins en route to a 5-2 win at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night.

Boston had its two-game win streak snapped with the loss. The Maple Leafs improve to 7-4-1 while the Bruins fall to 5-4-0 on the season.

Check out the full box score here.

ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
The Maple Leafs brought it to the Bruins as their attacking style of play had Boston’s defensive group on its heels, especially during a three-goal second period. Toronto controlled the neutral zone, showcased its team speed and benefitted from some mismanagement of pucks in Boston’s defensive end. It all helped the hosts come away with a flurry of chances in high-danger areas while scoring multiple goals after the Bruins weren’t able to clear pucks from their defensive zone.

During the three-goal second period, Toronto made the most of Boston’s mistakes, which proved to be the difference. The Bruins took a pair of second-period penalties and it put Toronto’s stars on the ice as the Maple Leafs scored two power-play goals in a four-minute span. Boston was out-shot 18-8 during the middle period (27-21 through two periods).

STARS OF THE GAME
— Auston Matthews led Toronto with two goals on five shots. The Leafs centerman gave Toronto a 2-1 lead on a power-play goal at 14:59 of the second and extended it to 3-1 with another power-play tally at 18:54.

— John Tavares scored a pair of goals for the Maple Leafs, as well. He benefitted from a questionable call in the first period to score Toronto’s game-tying goal after an initial shot from Mitch Marner. Tavares extended Toronto’s lead to 4-1 at 2:53 of the third period.

— Brad Marchand finished with a pair of assists for the Bruins. He helped set up a first-period goal from Taylor Hall on a Boston power play and then found David Pastrnak to cut the Bruins’ deficit to 4-2 at 8:29 of the third period.

WAGER WATCH
Taylor Hall had his anytime scoring propositional bet set at $265 entering Saturday night, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. If you placed a $100 wager on Hall to score, which he did in the first period, you would have walked away with a $365 payout. And if you were really confident in Hall, the Bruins forward was 15-to-1 to score the first goal of the game meaning a $10 wager would have made a lucky bettor $150 richer.

ON DECK AT NESN
The Bruins will return to TD Garden on Tuesday as they host the Ottawa Senators with puck drop set for 7 p.m. ET. You can watch it live on NESN with pregame starting at 6 p.m. ET.

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