Bruins Wrap: Rival Maple Leafs Snap Boston’s Winning Streak

The Bruins hadn't suffered a loss since Oct. 18


Nov 5, 2022

The Boston Bruins had their seven-game winning streak snapped by the Maple Leafs on Saturday night with Toronto claiming a 2-1 victory at Scotiabank Arena.

It was the Bruins’ first loss since Oct. 18 as their record now stands at 10-2-0 while the rival Maple Leafs improve to 6-4-2.

Check out the full box score here.

The winning streak wasn’t going to go on forever and it would have ended in Pittsburgh earlier this week if it wasn’t for an insane comeback against the Penguins.

Unlike its previous 11 games, the Bruins couldn’t get their high-powered offense into top gear really right from the start — they recorded only three shots on net through the first 10 minutes of the opening period. It was their lowest-scoring output of the season. It also didn’t help that David Pastrnak came inches close to tying the game early in the third period, only for his shot to ring off the post.

But after a historic start to the campaign, it was probably time for the law of averages to play out and for the Bruins to not get the bounces they needed to end up on the winning side again.

Looking on the bright side, this loss could prove beneficial, possibly serving to refocus the Bruins, who still have the best record in the Eastern Conference.

— Auston Matthews, who is the reigning Hart Trophy winner, powered Toronto’s offense with two goals. His second tally of the game came with 5:53 left in the second period on the power play and served as the game-winner.

— Brad Marchand reached a milestone by netting Boston’s only goal with a nifty move on a penalty-shot opportunity. The goal served as Marchand’s 800th career point.

— Mitchell Marner factored into Toronto’s offense and the win by registering two assists.

DraftKings Sportsbook set the odds of Marchand scoring at any point at +150. Marchand cashed the wager for bettors by converting on his penalty shot 4:59 into the second period. A $100 bet would have netted a total payout of $250.

With the conclusion of their four-game road trip, the Bruins return to home ice on Monday against the St. Louis Blues. Puck drop from TD Garden is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, and you can watch the game, plus an hour of pregame coverage, with NESN 360.

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