TLN Three Stars: Matthews and Tavares each pot two as the Maple Leafs drop the Bruins 5-2

In what has become somewhat of a recurring theme this past week, the Maple Leafs rode contributions from their most important players to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. While it may look lopsided, this one was a much tighter affair than the score would indicate. The Maple Leafs came out strong early, though it was ultimately the Bruins that would break the ice on a Taylor Hall Powerplay marker.

Taylor Hall makes it 1-0 Boston pic.twitter.com/MWPa1nnrS8
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) November 6, 2021

The Buds didn’t appear phased, however, which was nice to see given their long history of mental struggles against the Bruins, as John Tavares was credited with what was undeniably one of the strangest goals I have ever seen. 

MITCH MARNER
Passing play pays off pic.twitter.com/B9WN4wuPBm
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) November 6, 2021

Despite the net coming off its moorings, the review determined it was a good goal as the Buds would eventually head to the first intermission knotted up at 1-1.
The second period remained relatively quiet until late in the period when Matt Grzelcyk took a high sticking call, which quickly opened the floodgates. Auston Matthews quickly cashed in to break …

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Author: Jori Negin-Shecter / The Leafs Nation

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