Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Game 3 - April 15, 2019

Nabeela Damji
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Monday, April 15, 2019

Nazem Kadri looked on from the player's box as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Monday night in Toronto.

Kadri, who was suspended for the rest of the first round after his brutal cross-check on Jake DeBrusk in the third period of game 2, watched as the Leafs took a 2-1 series lead with goals from Andreas Johnsson, Auston Matthews, and Trevor Moore. Frederik Andersen made 34 saves in the win.

David Krejci and Charlie Coyle scored for the Bruins, while Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots in the loss.

The game was scoreless in the first, but picked up the pace, with five goals in the second period. 

Toronto made it onto the board first at 2:38 when Moore picked up a loose puck after Morgan Rielly’s initial shot flubbed around Rask’s pads and banged it in for the 1-0 lead and his first career playoff goal.  

The Bruins replied quickly with Krejci chipping a bouncing puck past Andersen to make it 1-1.

The Leafs took the lead again courtesy of Mathews burying a feed from Johnsson at 10:12 on the power play.  

Johnsson gave the Leafs a two-goal lead with 2:48 left in the period roofing a pass from Tavares over Rask on the power play.  This was the second time Toronto connected on the power play after going 0-for-4 in the first two games of the series.  

The Bruins notched a power play goal of their own with just 37.3 seconds left in the period when Coyle scored his second goal of the series to make it 3-2.


Game 4 is in Toronto Wednesday.