Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Tying a bow on an ugly playoff start for the Maple Leafs

Tying a bow on an ugly playoff start for the Maple Leafs

If the defense can give the offense a chance this time, I like the Toronto Maple Leafs to get on the board. It was so terrible that I remember every detail.

Curiously enough, adversity for the Leafs provided an opportunity for Bozak.

"We gotta go home and get regrouped", Babcock said.

Mark Masters, reporter at TSN: The whole series was kind of exciting, it was first time the team had been in playoffs in such a long time. Curtis McElhinney, who came in to replace the Leafs' No. 1 didn't fare much better.

Masters: Boston had always been the team they could not beat, that embarrassed them the previous year. Game 5, if necessary, is set for next Saturday in Boston. Boston just seemed to have their number.

The Bruins get their first taste of playing up in Toronto this postseason on Monday.

Kadri was banned from last night's encounter at the Garden and the team's next two playoff games. But defensively, they did start to look gassed and disorganized late in the second and in the first half of the third.

Hadfield: I wore my Leafs t-shirt underneath my Russian space suit. So you know, we're not going to talk about it tonight, there's no sense. What are they going to do, fire me? They turned it up. For Game 7, I made a decision to set it up based on the chance I might catch some memorable reactions from the guys.

He was forced to switch up in Game 2 because of Nazem Kadri's three-game suspension. They were going to move on to face the New York Rangers, so people were on their phones and on their computers and getting reservations in New York. You want to go in there and get a split. Basically, we brought them in here today just to clean the mechanism out and let's get ready to go and get after it.

"(Expletive) happens, I guess", Matthews said.

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Well, two games into this first-round series, and the Bruins have a commanding 2-0 series lead. It was handled (correctly) and I think the league did a good job. The Bruins are now two games away from advancing to the next round of the playoffs, and they have been playing some fantastic hockey. It was at this point you nearly knew they would tie things up late. They could lose all the momentum if they come back to Boston with the series tied.

The changes didn't stop the Bruins from dominating the first period, and chasing Leafs' goalie Frederik Andersen after just 12 minutes, 13 seconds.

Masters: We're watching the game on a monitor and we were all looking at each other, we could not believe this is happening.

We'll see how it goes for Rask in Toronto, but so far so good for the Bruins netminder.

Boston continued controlling possession and during one of many spells of sustained pressure, the Maple Leafs had 6 skaters on the ice, and the B's went on the powerplay. "That's what amazes me with him", Bergeron said about Pastrnak.

Gallant: They choked, they blew it. Good news is: (the) story's not totally written yet. And obviously our fans will be in our building and they'll all be behind us. Then to implode the way they did was crushing. "Hopefully we can stay out of the box and win the special-teams game".

David Fergus, bartender at the Wheat Sheaf Tavern: Everyone was pretty distraught. The Leafs also missed on two early power plays in the third. Tuukka Rask held strong and a couple strong saves by Rask kept the Leafs from finding a third, and both teams entered the locker rooms after 40 minutes, with Boston up 5-2.

Wynne: It was such a tough loss that night. Take the lessons, what they have for you. It's just a bad way to come to an end.

About twelve hours after another humiliating loss in Boston, the questions were, roughly: What the hell happened?

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