NHL Game Summary - Boston at Toronto
(Saturday, April 3rd)
Final Score: Boston 2, Toronto 1 (OT)
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Miroslav Satan's second goal of the contest, coming with 1:35 left in overtime, sent Boston past Toronto, 2-1, at Air Canada Centre.
From a right-circle faceoff win, the puck came to Zdeno Chara at the right point. His wrister came through the slot, where Satan tipped it home using the shaft of his stick.
"Every game for the last few weeks has been crucial and every point we get is important," Satan said. "We were able to get by even though we're not scoring enough but if we keep this up over our remaining games, we will be in good shape."
Tuukka Rask stopped 27 shots for the Bruins, who have won three of five and moved alone into seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 84 points.
Boston remained two points behind sixth-place Montreal, which beat Buffalo, and is two ahead of idle Philadelphia and the Rangers, who topped Florida earlier Saturday.
Colton Orr picked up the only goal for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped three of their last four. Jonas Gustavsson played well in defeat, making 28 saves.
Orr's sliding shot from the edge of the right circle 5:10 into the contest gave the Leafs the early edge.
Toronto had a 5-on-3 advantage for more than a minute and a half through the middle portion of the first but failed to score.
The Bruins drew even at 8:01 of the second period with Satan's tally, then both teams flew furiously at each other in the third period.
Gustavsson had to stop the better, and more, chances, as he kept the game knotted with 13 stops in the final 20 minutes. Rask made five saves.
"They played hard because they needed two points, and did what they had to do," Orr said of the Bruins, who overcame a slow first period. "Monster (Gustavsson) gave us a chance to win again, and we didn't."
Boston won four of six from Toronto this season...Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg left the game after the first period with a left-hand injury suffered by a skate cut and did not return...Dion Phaneuf and John Mitchell assisted on Toronto's lone score...David Krejci added two helpers for the Bruins.
04/03 23:22:57 ET