The match on Monday was overshadowed by a deadly van attack in the city of Toronto hours before: 10 people were killed and 15 injured when a suspect, who was later apprehended, drove into pedestrians on the city's Yonge Street. But the Bruins only outshot the Maple Leafs 33-30 in Game 6 because they missed the net 16 times to go along with those 23 Maple Leafs blocks.
Both goalies, Toronto's Frederik Anderson and Boston's Tuuka Rask, made marvelous saves in the third period - including some crucial stops while short-handed.
The Bolton, Connecticut, native extended his condolences and was almost brought to tears as he spoke to Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas ahead of Game 6 against the Boston Bruins. While players were adamant their confidence in each other has never wavered, it took some time for that swagger to translate back into their game on the ice. "Now we have to steal two", Marner said. "This is a big win for us after an emotional day".
Home ice typically isn't as important as other sports but in National Hockey League history, the home team is 103-73 in Game 7's. Ryan Hobart of Maple Leafs Nation has the post-game recap.
"It's Game 7, Bruins won the Cup in 2011 and went through it three times", said Cassidy after his team dropped Game 6 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre 3-1 on Monday. The Bruins however were determined to claim the win they needed to advance, and took the lead in the second period with a goal from Jake DeBrusk.
"Unfortunately, Boston's been through it in 2013 and same thing with my teammates". "Right now, that's the position we're in".
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Most of all, in all three wins, Andersen had to make his most important saves against that line.
The Leafs couldn't connect on their third power play moments later, and Andersen stoned Sean Kuraly with under 10 minutes to go.
This turned out to be the winning goal, and it's a worth a look.
Rask then robbed Nylander off a great feed from Auston Matthews.
Marner backhanded in the go-ahead goal through Rask's five hole with 6:35 left in the middle period.
Marchand came close when his shot off another turnover struck the inside of Andersen's pad and bounced out the other side. The problem is that the Leafs have held them all off the scoresheet in the last two tilts and their combined plus-minus has been minus-9 in those particular defeats. Game three is what everyone expected the whole series to be.
In the beginning, Boston dominated, scoring 12 goals in the first two games of the series.