Bruins go for 3-0 lead vs. Maple Leafs

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The Bruins' first line was able to dominate with 20 points through two playoff games, but eventually Nash's ability to match up with the NHL's best and his reliability on the penalty kill would've been missed.

The Leafs top offensive players Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Patrick Marleau all chipped in offensively which proved to help their team in a big way. Meanwhile, Nazem Kadri is still suspended, Leo Komarov is out, and this series feels kinda over. This a must win game. That, in a seven-game format that gives the home team the advantage, is obviously true. However, for the Toronto Maple Leafs, that saying doesn't hold up.

The Maple Leafs will look to even the series at home in Game 4 on Thursday night.

Pulled after allowing three goals on five shots in the first period of Game 2, Andersen robbed Pastrnak on a jaw-dropping diving stick save with Rask on the bench for an extra skater with just over two minutes to go to help preserve Toronto's win.

"We talked about this series being, it's going to be a tough series". "I don't know (how) much I could delve into every (strategy) because we have played against so many teams".

"We've just got to be aware of them". "We've got to find ways to create a little more". We had good starts the last two games; we can definitely do better in the second and third - especially [Saturday]. So now they get together and I assume they want to make the right call, that's the idea, but to me they got together and clearly they guessed because it hit the glass and we saw that.

The 35-year-old Plekanec won key faceoffs and did his best to harass the Bruins' top line, particularly the pesky Marchand.

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Late in the first, Boston's Riley Nash was whistled for a delay of game penalty after officials ruled that he launched the puck straight into the crowd from the Bruins' defensive zone. The defenseman dished it back down low to Bozak on the left side.

Then, with 3:28 left in the period, he stoned Kasperi Kapanen on a breakaway after Kapanen had gotten behind Nick Holden, in the lineup for an injured Matt Grzelcyk.

Adam McQuaid and Zdeno Chara had the goals for Boston, Sean Kuraly had two assists, and Tuukka Rask finished with 26 saves. "The way we wanted it, the way people in Boston wanted it".

"First couple games we had a couple bounces go our way, tonight we didn't", said Marchand.

The return of Nash pushed Donato to the line of extras, skating with Brian Gionta and Tommy Wingels.

GAME ON The stellar third period from Leafs goalie Andersen aside, the Bruins won't exactly be living in fear of the Toronto netminder.