Maple leafs steal game two against the Bruins

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By Alexandria Evans

With goals by Max Domi, John Tavares and Auston Matthews, the Maple Leafs were able to tie the first round of the Eastern Conference series against the Boston Bruins.

Along with their goals, both Max Domi and Auston Matthews had one assist on the night to help push the Leafs forward. The Bruins were led by goals from veteran right winger David Pastrnak and Morgan Geekie. 

The Bruins struck first with Geekie’s power-play goal from around the back just after the 10-minute mark of the first period, giving them a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, the Leafs punched back with Domi’s goal and Matthew’s assist to tie the game at 1-1. To finish off the period, David Pastrnak scored what would be Boston’s last goal of the game, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead going into the first intermission. 

The second period ramped up, and both teams exchanged shots before Tavares scored the lone second-period goal for either team, once again tying the game at 2-2. Just a little more than halfway through the third period, Matthews scored the goal that would turn out to be the nail in the coffin for the Bruins, giving the Leafs a 3-2 lead. 

Maple Leafs’ head coach, Sheldon Keefe, praised his team’s performance in game two, stating “…great effort here on the road tonight, and really good team win.”

The Bruins on the other hand have a lot to reevaluate if they plan on taking a one game series lead on the Leafs. Boston travels to Canada for game three of the seven-game series on Wednesday at 7 p.m.