David Pastrnak single-handedly shreds Maple Leafs with six-point night

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie falls over Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday

Game 5 would be back in Boston on Saturday, if necessary.

In addition to the absence of Nazem Kadri, who served the second of a three-game suspension on Monday, Toronto may be without Leo Komarov for the foreseeable future after the veteran winger left the game in the second period after a collision with Miller along the boards. As if the four points in less than six minutes wasn't enough, Franzen added another assist and a fourth goal as Detroit skated to a 7-1 win.

"Special teams this time of year is really big and it can make a huge difference in the game", said DeBrusk. "They're going to give us their best".

"We are playing great as a line and we've been together for a while".

"Hell of night", Marchand said of Pastrnak's performance.

Thanks to injuries and inexperience, David Pastrnak was thrust into a top-heavy lineup with Marchand and Bergeron during last year's first-round loss to the Ottawa Senators. Pastrnak is the first Bruins player to put up six points in a single playoff game since Rick Middleton in 1883, and is the youngest player in National Hockey League history to ever post nine points through the first two games of a Stanley Cup postseason. "Obviously, the first two games didn't go as planned". They can go up, 3-games-to-none, against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, and should pull out all the stops to make that a reality. "That's what amazes me with him", Bergeron said about Pastrnak.

It's a ridiculously balanced lineup and for as much pressure as the Devils were able to put on late on Saturday (starting when the game was already 5-1 on the scoreboard) they just don't have the firepower to consistently match that.

With Wingels status for Game Two now in question, the coaching staff will be looking at potential replacements for him in the lineup. To say that he hasn't learned anything from the dynamic Bergeron-Marchand duo is an understatement. Pastrnak also tied the Bruins franchise record for points in a playoff game.

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"We're going to have to tighten up defensively for sure", added fellow pivot Patrice Bergeron, who had an assist in the opener. That's debatable. But you want to keep your foot on the gas because this team has had success against us in the past and they've done a good job playing us, especially in their building. They have yet to take a lead; in fact, they've trailed Boston for all but 29 minutes and five seconds.

"They scored a goal that was offside (in Game 1), we didn't have the (evidence in time), we didn't (challenge)". Having a good 20 minutes would've helped at least establish momentum.

The Leafs could have used Kadri - and a few other scorers like him.

Grabbing the win in the game was Tuukka Rask, who stopped 30 of the 33 shots that he faced to improve to 32-23 with a 2.12 GAA and a.929 save percentage in the playoffs in his career.

Boston scored five goals against Toronto with goals being scored by Brad Marchand, David Backes, David Pastrnak, Sean Kuraly, and David Krejci. The B's outshot the Maple Leafs in all three periods with a final shot margin of 13 shots. Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen allowed three goals on five shots before being replaced by backup Curtis McElhinney (19 saves) with 7:47 left in the opening period.

Surely this disparity between the two top lines can't continue? Even if a lot of that may have simply been the result of the Lightning sitting back with a three-goal lead entering the period, New Jersey still didn't go away without a fight and made things a little tense for home crowd. "You beat a team and they're going to come out even harder next time". Sure, only seven of those wins came in regulation, but they still scored 73 goals and averaged 3.65 goals per game during that stretch.

I feel good. It's nice to get back out there with the guys and actually feel like you're a part of the team again. So, you lose 5-2, 5-4, 10-2, it doesn't matter; it's a loss. "We've got last change".

Boston in their regular season series with Toronto had the edge in the shots column despite their 1-3 record against them and that trend continued in Game 1.

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