After taking early lead, Bruins punchless in giving up four unanswered goals: Things started well enough, with BradMarchand deftly finding PatriceBergeron at the back post for an easy power-play goal 9:31 into the first period.
And then the Bruins staggered to find much offensive flow after that. Boston had issues getting through the neutral zone and putting quality chances on FreddieAnderson (37 saves, .974 save percentage). And it started with a lack of puck possession, and Toronto bringing a physical style of play. "They played harder," said BruceCassidy. "Some of (the guys) got a lesson today... (Toronto) competed harder. Most teams do come playoff time. We have to be ready for it, but I think honestly if we just managed the puck better, it would allow us to play to our strength and be heavier and win the battles in the walls, and that doesn’t come into play as much."