BOSTON — John Beecher was just recalled from Providence on Friday to give the Bruins extra players during practice.

Boston head coach Jim Montgomery gave Beecher the nod in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the rookie wasted little time making sure the right choice was made.

Skating up ice on a two-on-one, Jesper Boqvist hit Beecher with a tape-to-tape pass, who put the puck past Toronto netminder Ilya Samsanov at 2:26 of the opening period for the 1-0 Bruins lead. Bruins newcomer Pat Maroon earned the secondary assist on the goal.

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Beecher is skating in the first postseason game of his career. It’s been quite the debut so far.

You can watch all the action on NESN.

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