NHL Game Summary - Boston at Toronto |
(Tuesday, February 17th)
Final Score: Boston 5, Toronto 2
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Glen Murray posted a goal and an assist to lead
Boston to a 5-2 win over Toronto at Air Canada Centre.
Mike Knuble, Andy Hilbert, Ted Donato and Joe Thornton also scored for the
Bruins, who won after consecutive overtime losses. They have earned a point in
10 straight games (7-0-1-2) and improved to 8-2-1-1 in their last 12 on the
road. Andrew Raycroft made 22 saves in the win.
"I don't think we're surprising anyone anymore," Thornton said. "The league
knows we're playing well."
Owen Nolan and Matthew Stajan scored for the Maple Leafs, who lost for the
second time in six games (3-2-1).
"We had to score eight goals to win last night," Toronto head coach Pat Quinn
said. "That doesn't say a lot about how your team is playing. We have to look
at ourselves. It's easy to blame someone else. Our team play has not been good
enough for any goaltender."
Knuble posted his 17th goal of the season on a wrist shot 32 seconds into the
game to put Boston ahead 1-0.
The Bruins pushed their edge to 2-0 on a wrist shot by Hilbert from the left
faceoff circle. He beat Trevor Kidd with 8:12 left in the first period.
Kidd, the Toronto goaltender, stopped 21 shots.
A shorthanded goal by Nolan pulled Toronto within 2-1 as his wrist shot from
between the circles beat Raycroft with 5:04 remaining in the first.
Murray's 24th goal, with 3:41 to play in the period, pushed the Boston edge to
3-1. He scored on a low wrist shot in the slot.
Consecutive tallies by Donato and Thornton to open the second period staked
the Bruins to a 5-1 lead.
Donato scored on a wrist shot at 2:49 and Thornton's wrister from between the
circles beat Kidd 54 seconds later.
Stajan pulled the Maple Leafs within 5-2 at 6:25 of the period. His 11th goal
of the season came on a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle.
Jiri Slegr and Patrice Bergeron each posted two assists for the Bruins, who
have won four of the last five games in the series...Toronto went 0-for-5 on
the power play...Boston held a 26-24 shot advantage, including a 10-4 edge in
the second period...Stajan has a goal in three straight games...Maple Leafs
forward Darcy Tucker played in his 600th NHL game.
02/18 00:37:18 ET