November 5, 2011

Gameday Blog: Bruins vs. Leafs

SECOND INTERMISSION REPORT

SCORE
BOS – 5
TOR – 0

SHOTS
BOS – 17
TOR – 19

Thanks to two goals just eight seconds apart in the opening minute of the second period and another quick pair of strikes late, the Bruins have opened the floodgates in Toronto and will take a 5-0 lead into the third over the Leafs.

Tyler Seguin got things started with a stellar display of hand/eye coordination just 34 ticks into the frame. The young forward batted a puck out of mid-air and past Scrivens to make it 2-0 on his second goal of the affair.

Milan Lucic made it 3-0 at the 0:42 mark as the B’s scored immediately after the ensuing faceoff. David Krejci won the draw back to Zdeno Chara who made a nice pass up to No. 17. His wrister from close range found the back of the net and forced Ron Wilson to use his timeout.

Seguin later got rocked by a seemingly high hit from Joey Crabb. Crabb saw No. 19 skating over for a loose puck, stopped and threw his weight into Seguin, knocking him over. The 19-year-old forward looked pained when he returned to the bench.

But Seguin recovered and made magic happen at the 15:01 mark, burying his third goal of the night for the first hat trick of his NHL career to make it 4-0.

Just 14 seconds later, David Krejci buried his second goal fo the season, upping Boston’s edge to 5-0.

Jonas Gustavsson replaced Scrivens after the fifth goal.

FIRST INTERMISSION REPORT

SCORE
BOS – 1
TOR – 0

SHOTS
BOS – 5
TOR – 7

Twenty minutes are in the books at Air Canada Centre where the B’s hold a 1-0 lead over the Leafs.

Boston had a stellar defensive period, stifling nearly every chance the Leafs had in the offensive zone.

But Toronto, for the most part, was equally as stingy, as the B’s mustered only five shots on goalie Ben Scrivens — making his second career NHL start.

However, the Bruins were the only team to put a puck in the net in the frame. Joey Crabb went for holding with 5:13 gone and Boston capitalized. Tyler Seguin sniped one past Scrivens on a great cross-zone feed from Rich Peverley through all four Leafs’ defenders to make it 1-0 B’s.

Toronto came into the game with the worst PK in the NHL, clicking at just 71.7 percent.

Patrice Bergeron picked up a helper on the tally and extended his point streak to six games.

Stat sheet: Zdeno Chara logged a heavy workload in the first, seeing 9:10 of ice time. The B’s had ten blocked shots in the first period, led by a pair apiece from Adam McQuaid and Johnny Boychuk.