Maple Leafs edge Bruins in Game 5, push them to brink
Score twice in third period, hang on for victory
The Toronto Maple Leafs scored twice in the third period and held on for a 2-1 victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at TD Garden on Friday.
The Maple Leafs lead the best-of-7 series 3-2. Game 6 is at Toronto on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
Auston Matthews scored at 11:33 for a 1-0 Toronto lead.
Kasperi Kapanen extended the lead to 2-0 at 13:45.
With Tuukka Rask pulled for an extra attacker, David Krejci cut it to 2-1 with 44 seconds left.
In the second period, Kapanen had a breakaway but shot high at 9:01.
Krejci’s shot hit the post at 12:39.
Rask stopped Tyler Ennis on a partial breakaway at 18:25.
Frederik Andersen made 28 saves for Toronto.
Rask made 25 saves for Boston.
Dug in for the defensive duel.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 20, 2019
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