David Pasternak had one goal and two passes for the Boston Bruins in a 5-1 game against the Toronto maples in Game 1 of the first round of the Eastern Conference in TD Garden on Thursday.
Brad Marchand and David Craici had a goal and help, and Tuukka Rusk made 26 saves for the Bruins, who finished 1-3-1 to finish the regular season.
Boston went 3-6 in a power play and beat Toronto 40-27.
“We knew we needed a little restart, we needed a couple of days off and we had to take him to the playoffs,” said Bruins, David Beckes. “Now everything is in the game, and I think that as a collective unit, we all looked at each other and said:” It’s time to go there and do something, and not get distracted.
“” It was a pretty solid effort. “
Frederick Andersen made 35 saves for Maple Leaf, which was 0-for-3 for a power play.
“We were overrated with a 3: 0 score on special teams, three – on [penalty kicks], and this is most likely not done,” Toronto defender Ron Heinsey said. “For us, there was almost no time for the offensive zone, it seems that we spent most of the game in our half of the ice, we could not achieve lasting permanent shocks at the end.”
The second game of the best of the 7 series is here on Saturday (8 pm Eastern Time, NBC, CBC, TVAS).
Marchand gave Bruins 1-0 at 5:28 of the first period with the goal of playing a power game. Tory Circle skated in the area and moved to Marchand in the left circle, and moved to the net and scored with a punch.
Zak Hyman tied it 1: 1 at 16.52 in a partial break, on skates by Bruins defender Charlie Mackawom before scoring with a stroke.
Benkis scored a goal in the power play to make it 2: 1 at 15:43 of the second period, hitting the puck with his stick and scored the top shelf with the Krejci cross.
Pasternak scored from the high slot, making it 3-1 with 38 seconds in the same period. Andersen stopped Pasternak’s timer from the high slot, but Marchand picked up a rebound and returned to Pasternak, who instantly scored the blocking side.
“Obviously, I tried a timer on the short side, but as soon as I had to stop the disc, I did not see anything on the short side, and [the defender] came up to me, so I just tried to shoot, and it turned out to be the network, “said Pasternak.
The Bruins went ahead 4-1 when Pasternak hit the crossbar, and Sean Kurali jumped out of Androsen at 7:41 of the third period.
Krejci scored to make it 5: 1 at 11:29 with the goal of the game. After Nazem Kadri received a five-minute misbehavior in the game for his hit to Tommy Wingels at 8:18, Krejci made a pass from Jake DeBrous and hit Andersen’s pads on the net from a sharp angle.
“We talked about the fact that special teams play a key role in this series, we know they play a good game,” said Bruins Center Patrice Bergeron. “Of course, we too”. But at the same time, we must make sure that we are doing this work, and I am sure that some changes will begin. We have to make sure we keep everything as we did tonight. “