Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Tyler Seguin scored the go-ahead goal in the
second period and later sealed the win with an empty-netter, as the Boston
Bruins downed the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2, at TD Garden.
Seguin also assisted on Patrice Bergeron's goal in the first period and David
Krejci added another tally for Boston, which had lost two in a row coming in.
Anton Khudobin made 25 saves to pick up the win, while counterpart Ben
Scrivens gave up three goals on 24 shots.
Nazem Kadri and Jay McClement each scored for the Maple Leafs, who had their
three-game winning streak snapped and dropped their eighth straight meeting
"We deserved a better fate," Toronto head coach Randy Carlyle said. "We did a
lot of good things in the game, and I want us to build on that as a team."
McClement pulled Toronto within a goal late in regulation, as he stationed
himself in front of Khudobin and tipped in Mikhail Grabovski's turnaround shot
from the left circle with 5:08 remaining, cutting the deficit to 3-2.
The Bruins had blown a three-goal lead against Washington on Tuesday, but
Seguin made sure there wasn't another letdown with his odd-angle shot into the
empty net with 14.6 ticks on the clock.
"I was a little nervous once they scored that one in the third with how the
last few games have gone, but we bore down and walked away with two points,"
Boston narrowly missed cashing in on several scoring chances late in the
opening period before putting one away. While battling for a puck along the
boards in the neutral zone, Brad Marchand made a heady pass to Seguin with his
skate. Scrivens made the initial save on a hard-charging Seguin, but the
rebound was put home by Bergeron with 52.3 seconds left before the
The Maple Leafs pulled even on a 4-on-4 early in the second period, as Clarke
MacArthur and Kadri executed a textbook 2-on-1 break with the former feeding
the latter for the tying goal at the 2:32 mark.
The same line that scored the Bruins' first goal came through again, this time
with Seguin finding the back of the net off Marchand's cross-ice pass at the
Krejci then tacked on a much-needed insurance goal when he backhanded in a
rebound with 1:57 remaining in the middle stanza.
The Bruins improved to 10-0-1 when scoring first ... Kadri extended his points
streak to seven games and has scored in each of his last four ... Toronto's
Colton Orr and Boston's Daniel Paille each played their 400th career
games ... The Leafs haven't defeated Boston since a 4-3 shootout victory at TD
Garden on March 31, 2011.