Bruins edge Leafs 2-1 in a second round playoff preview: Game Highlights

The Leafs and Bruins faced off for the final time in the regular season on Thursday night. It was a low scoring, chippy affair that felt a lot like a playoff preview. Of course, the Leafs will have to win a round first, but there is a good chance these two squads meet again in the postseason. Below are the highlights from the game.
There weren’t many quality scoring chances early in the first period. The game’s first notable highlight came in the form of a fight. AJ Greer took exception to Sam Lafferty’s hit on Matt Grzelcyk. Then the two depth forwards engaged in a spirited tilt. The Leafs went to powerplay afterward due to an instigator penalty on Greer…

Lafferty and Greer drop the mitts! 🥊
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 6, 2023

Jake DeBrusk had one of Boston’s better opportunities of the first period. Ilya Samsonov turned his wrister away with the shoulder…

high shot off the shoulder for Sammy
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) April 6, 2023

The goaltending battle continued in the second period. The two teams traded chances partway through the middle frame. Samsonov’s save started the counter attack for the Leafs but Jeremy Swayman read the play perfectly and denied William Nylander…

Both goalies are locking it down so far to keep the game tied 0-0. 🔒
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 7, 2023

Toronto finally broke the deadlock more than halfway through the game. David Pastrnak had an uncharacteristic turnover leaving his defensive zone. Sam Lafferty intercepted the careless pass, got the puck deep, drove the net and deposited the game’s first goal…

Starts with LaffsEnds with Laffs!
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 7, 2023

The Leafs held onto the lead for most of the third period but one goal is rarely enough t …

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Author: Scott Ony / The Leafs Nation

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