The Toronto Maple Leafs came into Boston Tuesday night and defeated the Bruins 4-3, thanks to a pair of goals by Leafs center Tyler Bozak. Along with Bozak, former Bruin Phil Kessel had three assists that aided the Leafs attack Tuesday night, improving the Leafs record to 23-20-5. The Bruins fall for the third time in four games and are 29-15-2 with tonight’s loss.
The scoring started with Brad Marchand with his 11th goal of the season, which took place within the first four minutes of the game. Tyler Bozak answered back 2 ½ minutes later with his 8th goal of the season, tying up the game 1-1. Patrice Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season thanks to Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand, however this lead would not hold up for long as Bozak again scored on the Power Play to tie the game at 2-2.
The second period was very quiet in terms of goals, the lone goal came from Jake Gardiner of the Maple Leafs. His Power Play goal was a result of a Adam McQuaid tripping penalty that resulted in a Maple Leafs Power Play. At the end of two periods, the Leafs were hanging on to a 3-2 lead.
James van Riemsdyk started the third period off with a bang, at exactly one minute into the period scoring off of Tuukka Rask for his 18th goal of the season. After both teams failed at Power Play opportunities, Gregory Campbell scored almost halfway through the period thanks to Daniel Paille that cut the Maple Leafs lead to 4-2. The Bruins had a flurry of offense in the latter half of the period, but nothing got by Leafs goalie Jonathan Brenier and the Maple Leafs left Boston with two points in hand.
For the Maple Leafs, their next game is Wednesday night against Buffalo, while the Bruins wait travel down to Dallas to face old pal Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars.