Bruins notebook: Winger Tommy Wingels approves of suspension for Toronto's Nazem Kadri

Bruins notebook: Winger Tommy Wingels approves of suspension for Toronto's Nazem Kadri

The Bruins have dominated the Maple Leafs all over the ice.

Pastrnak had a two-assist night along with a goal having a huge night with 3 points overall for the explosive forward. He had a goal and assist before the game was four minutes old, and he finished out the first period with two goals and three points.

The Bruins' head coach wasn't exactly dealing with a makeshift lineup in the first two games of the best-of-seven first-round playoff series against the Maple Leafs - not with everyone on the top two lines, the No. 1 defense pair and the starting goalie all healthy - but there were some issues below that.

The Bruins' top line of Pastrnak, Marchand and Bergeron combined for six points in a 5-1 victory in Game 1, and added an eye-popping 14 more in this one against the floundering Leafs.

David Pastrnak took his game to a ludicrous new level for the Bruins in Game 2.

Forward Auston Matthews was irked as well.

So naturally, after the lopsided Game 2 loss, Matthews was asked about being held scoreless against the backdrop of the line he's matching up against putting up 20 points. He also reportedly was suffering from concussion-line symptoms as well.

"It doesn't bother me", Komarov said. I could have iced it, or I could have tried to get it to our best player. Unless it was my own team.

Well, initially I just thought he made contact with Mitchy's [Mitchell Marner] head to start, and I didn't see a call there. He had a goal and an assist to go with team-best possession stats (18 for, 8 against, 69.2 CF%). "Now we've got to show it". "That's our first priority". We've got to go home, get out of here. He missed the last 12 games of the regular season with a concussion and was well rested for his return.

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It's on the Flyers now to not only be better, but be prepared for what Pittsburgh brings in response to this Game 1 spectacle. And the Penguins frustrate the Flyers so much time and time again that there are occasional bursts of physical nastiness.

One area you can expect the Leafs to zoom in on is the penalty kill. From there, the Bruins content to ride the coattails of one magical player and coast to a 7-3 win in Game 2 of the first round.

Staying out of the penalty box would be an obvious solution but the Maple Leafs continue to have difficulties on that front.

The Toronto winger will have a phone hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Friday, and that usually means a suspension of five games or less in most situations. Just one of the greatest hockey players of all time, Wayne Gretzky. The scary thing about Lemieux's eight-point game is that it's not just the most impressive because of the eight points. One of the keys to Boston's success in Game 1 was their ability to convert on three of their six powerplay opportunities. If you add it up, it's 12-4 over six periods. "We deserve every bit of criticism far and wide".

"Momentum shifts pretty quickly in playoffs, and they'll obviously be a desperate team".

Samuel Girard - Colorado's rookie blueliner didn't play in Game Two due to an upper-body injury, opening the door for Duncan Siemens to get into the lineup. The Bruins now have a chance to put a stranglehold on the series if they can win Game 3 Monday night at the Air Canada Centre. Down 2-0 early, Giroux registered a shorthanded assist to bring Philadelphia close, but he really began to take over early in the second.

"Absolutely, 100 percent", he said.

"You spend all this time preparing and working". We got 105 points for a reason. "Some nights we see certain things falling into place".

"I think we're moving our feet well, but we're communicating after nearly every shift about what we're seeing and trying to change things up", Bergeron said.

If the fans at TD Garden weren't appreciative enough yet, they would be soon. "We've got to get off to a good start in our building".