His nine points through two games tie Phil Esposito, who did it in 1969 against these same Maple Leafs, for the most by a player through his first two games of a postseason. Updates with new lead.
Toronto has a young, quick team that played a far more competitive game than the score indicated in game one.
So now comes the aftermath for a Toronto club that could ill-afford to lose the services of Kadri for any length of time, let alone three consecutive games after going down 1-0 and being thoroughly dominated by the Bruins in the series opener. Marchand caught the puck on the forehand, switched to the backhand and lifted it by Andersen high to the glove side.
"The bottom line is, you always have to be disciplined at all times and emotions are a part of the game, but it's got to be controlled", Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. Andersen had little chance to stop Pastrnak's goal to make it 1-0, when Pastrnak was left all alone in front, basically passed the puck to himself, and then placed the puck behind Andersen.
Boston's been able to convert on 24.2 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the top-5 among National Hockey League teams.
"I don't think I can say anymore", Cassidy added.
"It's not going to happen every night", Cassidy said. "The other one, we had a two-on-two down low, we weren't even outnumbered, they passed it by us".
Andersen was pulled in the first period of Saturday's game against the Bruins after yielding three goals in a 6:47 span. This time, the building got loud, the ice got covered with hats, and the Bruins leave town with a 2-0 series lead. James van Riemsdyk couldn't do almost enough with the dish, and Pastrnak spun around Connor Brown, flashing patience and skill, and finishing it off past Frederik Andersen with a backhand. McElhinney stopped 19 of the 23 shots he faced. But it did knock the Maple Leafs back, perhaps mess with their heads, alert them that nothing will come easy in this series. There might not be a Game 5 if this continues.
It doesn't look like it will be. Although he worked out on Wednesday, the team made a decision to give him until at least Saturday to recover from the puck to the right ear that has kept him out since March 31.
Kadri was tossed from Toronto's Game 1 loss at Boston for boarding Wingels, and Blue Jackets winger Josh Anderson was thrown out of their overtime victory at Washington for a hit from behind that injured Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny.
Boston will make no lineup changes for Game 2, including Wingels, who did not skate at practice on Friday prior to the suspension being handed down.
However, just two minutes later David Krejci would deflect a Pastrnak slap shot from the point into the back of the net to put Boston back in control, up 5-1. The Bruins best puck-moving defenseman and power-play point man assisted on three of the Bruins four first-period goals. Anaheim couldn't solve Martin Jones on any of its 25 shots on target in Game 1, but Jakob Silfverberg beat him on the very first Ducks shot of Game 2 for an early lead for the home team. Sixteen people died and another 13 were injured when the team's bus collided with a truck last week in Saskatchewan. While Toronto loses a 32 goal scorer, they still have more than enough 20+ goal scorers on the team capable of providing the needed production.