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HIGHLIGHTS: Bruins drop Maple Leafs, 5-1 in Game 1 of first round

Brad Marchand was excellent, the B’s took a few too many penalties, but Toronto was WAY more undisciplined.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins
Marchand kicked things off the scoring in tonight’s game, and had his hands in another.
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A GREAT way to start of the series! Relive the best bits here.

First Period

Brad Marchand scored a POWERPLAY GOAL off a sweet chip-pass from Torey Krug to put Boston up, 1-0.

The B’s would kill a penalty, generally counter Toronto’s rush, and yet with under 4 minutes to play, Zach Hyman won a race with Krejci to a loose puck, kept the puck out of Charlie McAvoy’s reach, and tucked in a backhander. 1-1 game.

Second Period

This happened, which is hilarious. Might’ve been in the first but whatever.

A few more penalties called against the Bruins, and Boston was somehow able to kill them all.

David Backes tallied a PPG to put the Bruins back in front. 2-1, B’s!

Brad Marchand shoulder-faked Kapanen in the corner and fed Pastrnak for the B’s third goal!! 3-1, Boston, and it would hold until the end of the second.

Third Period

Boston had some golden opportunities on the power play - nearly back-to-back on too many men and boarding calls against Toronto. Just as 5v5 resumed, David Pastrnak made a beautiful rush; Andersen made a terrific save; and Sean Kuraly cleaned up the trash. 4-1.

Nazem Kadri got frustrated, and took it out on Tommy Wingels.

Twice. Much worse the second time.

Kadri received a five-minute charging major and a game misconduct, and should absolutely hear from the league. On the power play, David Krejci capitalized from behind the goal line to give the Bruins a 5-1 lead.

Great win! Back in action on Saturday, but watch for more from SCoC before Saturday’s Game 2.