Chris Wagner Takes Out Trevor Moore With Booming Hit To The Shoulder
Marchand, Bruins top Maple Leafs, end winless streak
- Brad Marchand scored twice in the third period, including the go-ahead goal, and the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 at Scotiabank Arena on Friday.
“It’s a good win to come in here to beat that team, definitely a good game for us,” the forward said. “I think it’s a game we get up for, there’s a lot of history with this team especially the last few years. We know that when we come in here, we’re going to have to skate and compete because that’s what those guys do. They can all fly, and they’re all talented.”
- Boston has eliminated Toronto in the Eastern Conference First Round in seven games each of the past two postseasons.
- Charlie Coyle and Zdeno Chara scored, and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins (12-3-4), who were 0-2-2 in their previous four games after going 8-0-2 in their prior 10.
“I thought that we played much better,” said Chara, the Bruins captain. “We took a lot of pride in our details and made some strong plays, and in the third I thought we played right from the first shift and pretty much controlled that period. You have to rely on some of your best players, and [Marchand] showed why he’s our best player, not just for our team but in the League.”
- Auston Matthews and Kasperi Kapanen scored, and Frederik Andersen made 30 saves for the Maple Leafs (9-8-4), who are on a season-high four-game winless streak (0-3-1).
“They came out pretty well in the third, I thought we’d played a pretty good game until then,” Andersen said. “I don’t know if frustration is the right word, but we definitely know we want to be better. I don’t think we can be frustrated, we just have to keep at it, take ownership of it and try to do better.”
NHL Highlights | Bruins vs. Maple Leafs – Nov. 15, 2019
- Matthews extended his point streak to six games (11 points; three goals, eight assists) and became the second Maple Leafs player since last season to have a home point streak of at least 10 games, joining Tavares, who had an 11-game home point streak in 2018-19.
- Matthews has 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in his home streak. …
- Toronto forward Trevor Moore left the game with a shoulder injury in the first period after taking a hit from Boston forward Chris Wagner.
- He will not travel for the game at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Dmytro Timashov, a healthy scratch the past two games, will replace Moore. …
- Goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo will start for the Maple Leafs on Saturday in his NHL debut. …
- Toronto was without forward Alexander Kerfoot, who is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair dental fractures, it was announced Friday. …
- Marchand played in his 700th NHL game.
- The 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class dropped the puck before the game.
Sources & Credits: NHL.com; BOS Bruins, TOR Maple Leafs