Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 4: Seguin, Caron Help Boston Sweep Up Leafs

With some help from some young wingers in Tyler Seguin (2 Goals) and Jordan Caron (2 Goals, 1 Assist), the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON.

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Bruins Vs. Maple Leafs Final Score: Seguin, Caron Help B's Sweep Up Leafs, 5-4

Right Wingers Tyler Seguin and Jordan Caron each scored two goals as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-4 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON.

The Bruins (39-23-3) continued their recent offensive surge on Tuesday night, as their five goals was the fourth game in their last six where they've scored at least three goals. For their efforts tonight, they had two young wingers to thank.

With all of the injuries that have been plaguing the B's on the wings, young Jordan Caron has certainly answered the call on Tuesday night. Starting on the third line, Caron provided an early spark for Boston in the first period as he netted goal number five on a beautiful shot past Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson.

The Maple Leafs (30-29-7) had yet to win a game against the B's this season, and it looked as if their luck was going to turn on Tuesday. Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson got things started for the Leafs early in the first period, as he beat a struggling Tim Thomas for the games first score. Tuesday's goal was only Gunnarsson's third goal of the season.

Toronto's quick scoring continued in the second period as John-Michael Liles got a shot past Thomas with less than a minute past to begin the period. Liles stuck around to help assist a Phil Kessel power play goal later in the period. Even though they had Thomas' number all night, it was just too much B's in the end.

Tyler Seguin made his presence felt in the second period, as he beat Gustavsson twice in the same period for his twenty-third and twenty-fourth goals in a matter of 14 minutes. Caron added his second goal of the game while Chris Kelly got out of his recent funk, scoring his sixteenth goal of the year.

Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski made it interesting in the third, netting goal number 21 to cut the B's lead in half. However, Tim Thomas was able to buckle down for the rest of the period, ending up with 25 saves in 29 chances. With it, the B's took home the win, 5-4.

They return to action on Thursday, as they host the pesky Buffalo Sabres at 7:00 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston.

GAME NOTES

Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves once again, as he and Jay Rosehill battled it out in the second period and each earned five minute majors... Dennis Seidenberg got into a tussle with Colby Armstrong that resulted in a five minute major. Adam McQuaid and Patrice Bergeron joined Seidenberg in the penalty box with minors of their own... Despite an aggressive Leaf attack, Boston ended up outshooting them, 33-29 and out hit them, 38-37...Tim Thomas wasn't great by any means, but was able to make some nice saves towards the end of the third to preserve the win... After much uncertainty, Marty Turco will be joining the Bruins after he cleared waivers.

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Bruins Vs. Maple Leafs Score Update: B's Tack On Four More Goals, Lead 5-3

Through 40 minutes at Air Canada Centre, the Boston Bruins tacked on four more goals as they lead the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3.

Early on in the period, the Leafs appeared to maybe have a run going, as John-Michael Liles scored on a power play goal to give the Leafs the then 2-1 advantage. Brad Marchand was the man to go for the B's, as he was given two minutes for hooking.

The B's quickly responded as Tyler Seguin netted goal number 23, with assists coming from David Krejci and Zdeno Chara. Chris Kelly made it back-to-back goals for Boston, as he scored just seconds later to give the B's the 3-2 lead after just three minutes. Oh how hockey games can turn in the blink of an eye!

After a five minute major was given to Dennis Seidenberg following a fight with Colby Armstrong, old friend Phil Kessel evened the score against his former team on the extended power play to make it three all.

Jordan Caron, who scored the first Bruins goal of the night, struck again in the second period with goal number two on the night and six on the season. Joining the two goal party was Seguin, who capped off a four goal Bruins period.

While it's not been his best night (if not last couple of days), B's goalie Tim Thomas has been solid, stopping 14 of 17 Maple Leaf shots. Jonas Gustavsson has been a little less fortunate, as he's let by five total goals and has saved 19 of 24 Bruin shots.



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Bruins Vs. Maple Leafs Score Update: B's Tied With Leafs, 1-1, After One

After 20 minutes of play in Toronto, the Boston Bruins and the Maple Leafs have both scored a goal a piece and are tied 1-1 at the Air Canada Centre.

Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson got the game started for the Maple Leafs after just three minutes, as he netted his third goal of the year past a reaching Tim Thomas to give Toronto the early 1-0 lead. Gunnarsson was assisted by a beautiful pass from Tim Connolly.

Although it took a while, the Bruins were able to equalize the score at one even as Jordan Caron scored his fifth goal of the year with a wrist shot that beat goal tender Jonas Gustavsson. Benoit Pouliot and Joe Corvo had assists on the play.

Through one, the B's are out shooting the Leafs 12-7, but have not been as fortunate off the faceoffs, winning only six of 14 chances. Tim Thomas has saved six of seven Toronto shots while Jonas Gustavsson has saved 11 of 12 shots from the B's.

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Bruins Vs. Maple Leafs Preview: TV/Radio Info, Time, Location And More

Event: Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 7 p.m. EST.
Location: Air Canada Centre (Capacity: 18,819), Toronto, Ontario.
Broadcast Info: Tuesday’s game between the Bruins and the Maple Leafs will be broadcast live on NESN. The game can also be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with Dave Goucher providing play-by-play, and Bob Beers providing analysis.

Last Time Out: David Krejci scored a goal midway through the third period to tie up the game at three a piece, after trailing the New York Rangers the entire game.

However, the celebration was short lived and the Rags came back just a minute later and put a soft goal past Tim Thomas to earn the two points in the 4-3 Rangers victory.

While the first line continued to get opportunities and look impressive, the most reassuring part for the Bruins was in their third line. Both Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Caron scored goals in the first and second periods to keep the B’s in it, after falling behind 2-0 in the first.

Thomas stopped just 13 of the 17 shots he faced.

The Maple Leafs have also been facing a little trouble of their own. In their last game on Saturday, they came out and beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, but it was their first win in their last seven games and just their second win in their last 12.

Mikhail Grabovski was the hero on Saturday, netting two goals--both in the third period to give the Leafs some life to start the month of March.

Storyline: This is the fifth meeting between these two teams this season, and the first under new head coach Randy Carlyle, who replaced Ron Wilson on Friday.

The Bruins have outscored the Leafs 23-6 in the last four games, and have won every time. Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin and David Krejci all have impressive numbers against this team, and now that they are all playing on the same line, it will be interesting to see how they capitalize.

Meanwhile, Leafs forward Phil Kessel still just has one assist against his former team, though he has 32 goals and 68 points this season.

The Bruins and the Leafs haven’t met since the beginning of December--almost three months ago--and Toronto could be pleasantly surprised when they play them tonight. They are without a number of players the Leafs are used to seeing, and other teams have found ways through the holes in their lineup.

Players To Watch: While the first line has been heating up after the switch up from Claude Julien, the second line with Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and newly acquired Brian Rolston has been a little shaky. However, after the first couple of games, the line has started to develop some chemistry, so keep your eyes on them tonight.

Prediction: This is going to be a tough battle, and who would have thought that three months ago? The Leafs have a renewed sense of team with their new coach and a win under their belt, and the Bruins have to find a way to match that. Final Score: Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT).

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Bruins Vs. Maple Leafs: Battered B's Want Better Results in Toronto

The Bruins have not lost a single game to the Leafs so far this season, and they are hoping that trend is the only one that carries on in tonight's game.

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