Boston Bruins Gameday live: 3 keys to limiting the Leafs in Game 4

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1. The defense needs to show up

One of the glaring issues that the Bruins need to fix is their defense. The Leafs have been able to easily get behind defenders causing Tuukka Rask to have to stand on his head. The defense needs to do a better job of skating back and keeping an eye on trailing forwards.

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Torey Krug and Nick Holden have seemed to fallen victim to the speedy Leafs the most. It makes sense as both of these guys do most of their damage in the offensive zone.

The Bruins also need to do a better job of clearing the crease. The 1st goal of Game 3 was directly caused by this. They need to do a better job so Rask can better see the puck, and not be flailing around after allowing a rebound. Doing these two things will take the pressure off of Rask, who has been playing great so far, and limit the Maple Leafs scoring chances.