The Bergeron, Pastrnak and Marchand line has been unstoppable so far this series against the Maple Leafs as they put up 14 points. They are literally killing the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Bruins take a 2-0 lead headed into enemy territory.
This first line doesn’t just play offense either, they play a 200-foot game and even kill penalties. They just dominated in both games and it doesn’t seem like the Leafs have an answer to them.
David Pastrnak started off the scoring just 5 minutes into the game. He showed some soft hands by cradling a bouncing puck and then finishing it home on Anderson. This started off a 4 goal first period for the B’s and Anderson had to be taken out just 12 minutes into the game. The crowd was all over Anderson since the first goal went in and they didn’t stop there. Even after he was taken out the crowd was chanting “We want Anderson!”
Jake Debrusk made it 2-0 on the powerplay on a feed from Torey Krug. Debrusk was battling in front of the net and the puck came to him and he deflected it past Anderson with 10 minutes in the first remaining. The next goal wasn’t a pretty one for Toronto fans to watch as Kevan Miller was spinning around in the corner and threw the puck to the crease. A Toronto defenseman tipped it in to make it 3-0 Boston and the scoring wouldn’t stop there. On the power play, Rick Nash found a rebound out in front and whipped it past the goalie to make it 4-0 Boston.
Then after Marner made the score 4-1 it was time to show all the young kids what playoff David Krejci looked like. Krejci showed some great hands by tipping a Pastrnak slapshot past Curtis McElhinney. The Bruins showed that they were willing to go to the dirty areas and were not going to shy away from contact. Thr Bruins were definitely the more physical team and it showed. For puck battles, Toronto just showed they didn’t want any part of the physicalness and shied away from some of those battles which lead to Bruins goals. But the second period is when the Leafs made their push to comeback but the Bruins and Rask stayed one step ahead. In the second period, Rask collected 14 saves out of his 30 overall. Rask did pretty well last night and most of the goals he really didn’t stand a chance on.
The Bruins weren’t done scoring there though. The Leafs kept pushing and trying to make a comeback but David Pastrnak had other things in mind. After a Marchy breakaway, Pastrnak collected the puck behind the net and stepped out in from and roofed one to make that his second goal of the game and all but killed the Leafs hopes of coming back. Then as the clock started to wind down and the hopes of a comeback from the Leafs were gone, David Pastrnak put a little salt in their wound. He caught a pass out in front, he then proceeded to put the puck in between his legs to his backhand and sneaks it by a sprawling McElhinney. Pastrnak was a man on a mission this game as he alone tallied 6 points. He was by far the best player on the ice last night and so be sure to pick up a Pasta shirt in the WTP shop. https://wtpsports.myshopify.com USE CODE “PETIPAS” FOR 20% OFF.