Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Boston Bruins 3
Morgan Rielly scored his second goal of the game at 3:54 of overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, Rielly also scored the first goal of the game. Marner picked up his second assist after taking his shot from the left circle after a pass from Auston Matthews.
Alex Kerfoot and Dmytro Timashov also scored for the Maple Leafs. This was the first meeting between the teams since Boston won Game 7 of their first-round playoff series last season.
Danton Heinen, David Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, who twice tied the game in the third period.
Frederik Andersen had a solid game in the Leafs net. He stopped 43 shots. Bruins stopper Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves.
Rielly opened the scoring at 5:55 in the first period with his first goal of the season on a wrist shot from the point that deflected off Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo. Andreas Johnsson and Marner had the assists.
The Maple Leafs led 2-0 on Timashov’s first NHL goal at 15:44 of the first. This came after Timashov helped create a turnover in the Bruins defensive zone. They took control of the puck and fired a wrist shot from the slot that was screened by a Bruins defender and went in over Halak’s elbow.
Meanwhile, DeBrusk notched his first of the season at 19:39 of the first period. He converted a pass from behind the goal by Charlie Coyle. Chris Wagner had the other assist.
Boston outshot the Maple Leafs 15-3 during the second period and had a 33-18 edge through the opening two.
However, Heinen tied the game with his second goal this season on the power play at 1:36 of the third period. Martin Marincin was serving a hooking penalty given at 19:37 of the second period.
Regardless, Toronto regained the lead 61 seconds later when Kerfoot scored his third goal on a rebound following Jake Muzzin’s shot.
Pastrnak tied the game with his ninth goal of the season after a pass from Brad Marchand at 15:34 of the third.