Mike Smith kept his shutout streak alive until the second period of Sunday's game when Matt Nieto scored the Av's first goal of the series. "The series is now a best-of-five, it's in our building, we need to establish our game first (on Monday night)".
Andersen made terrific early stops on Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk, but could do nothing on Coyle's opener. Raucous, lively; the crowd was spurred on by recently retired New England Patriots great Rob Gronkowski, who was an honorary flag captain before the game and helped get the Bruins faithful riled up.
The Leafs said going into this game that they didn't want to get pushed around by the Bruins and that's exactly what happened. It's his second game-winning goal in the playoffs as a member of the Caps dating back to the 2018 playoffs, where he provided the game-winner in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
"We feel good about our team. It's a long series". With under six minutes remaining, Kadri cross-checked Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk in the head/face and was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Kadri is a repeat offender; he was suspended three games from last year's playoffs for a headshot on Boston's Tomy Wingels.
Kadri was then felled by a knee-on-knee hit - again from DeBrusk - that resulted in him limping off before he eventually returned to the fray. It was a physical game. You have to keep finding a way to dig in and finding a way to create your own space, win your own battles.
To avoid an 0-2 hole heading to Scotiabank Arena for Monday's Game 3, the Bruins will try to key on neutralizing Leafs winger Mitch Marner.
Every Leafs line had trouble with every Bruins group they saw.
Kadri went airborne before collapsing to the ice.
The pair was minus-3 on the night, playing befuddled hockey so soon after being seamless.
Muzzin crushed Torey Krug along the boards midway through the period on a hit that sent the wobbly Bruins defenceman to Boston's locker room.
"But obviously the refs had their whistle up their ass or they were too f-ing slow and were two lines behind the play, so they didn't see it so they couldn't have called it".
Kadri's hit on DeBrusk could be seen as retaliatory.
The Bruins added another goal in the first period when Brad Marchand slipped the puck between Andersen's legs.
What are your thoughts on Game 2? He had company, as none of his teammates performed to the level they did on Thursday. Marcus Johansson (illness) sat out for Boston.
The 28-year-old has been suspended four times for a total of 14 games in his career, including that trio playoff contests. "We've got to be ready". "It's our turn to come out with a push". "I assume it'll be dealt with, or looked at, and we'll go from there".
"Big picture, we're okay".