Bruins Wrap: Winning Streak Snapped In 6-4 Loss To Maple Leafs

Boston entered Tuesday having won four straight


March 29

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins had their four-game winning streak snapped Tuesday with a brutal 6-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden.

The sides entered the game with identical records, but Toronto now will move ahead of Boston in the Atlantic Division standings. The Maple Leafs are 42-19-5 while Boston drops to 41-20-5.

You can view the full box score here.

At first, it looked like maybe Colin Blackwell’s early goal that gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead at 5:09 of the first period may just have been a fluke, as David Pastrnak potted the equalizer 50 seconds later. But as the first period wore on, it became clear that the Bruins just couldn’t keep pace with Toronto as the visitors surged out to a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes.

Things only got worse in the second, as the Maple Leafs outshot Boston 14-9 in the period while tacking on three more goals to one from the Bruins.

The third period resulted in a final score that didn’t quite reflect the game, as Boston scored twice to make it a 6-4 result. And while there was a near comeback, the Bruins were playing from behind the entire night.

— Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews both had two-point nights for Toronto, each logging a goal and an assist. John Tavares also finished with two assists.

— David Pastrnak had a two-point night for the Bruins, finishing with a goal and an assist.

— Charlie McAvoy earned assists on both of Boston’s goals.

Toronto was an underdog in this one at +130, via DraftKings Sportsbook. That means a $100 wager would profit $130.

The total for the game was set at 6.5 goals at DraftKings Sportsbook — and that ended up hitting as well thanks to the Maple Leafs’ big night. According to NESN’s Sam Panayotovich, that is just the second time this season that the Bruins played in a game with a total set that high. The first was a 4-3 overtime loss on the road against the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 26.

The Bruins are back in action on Thursday, hosting the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. ET. You can watch the game, as well as pregame and postgame coverage, beginning at 6 p.m. ET on NESN.

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