For the first time since 2013, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins renewed their original six rivalry in the postseason. The Boston Bruins dominated from late in the second-period and on, to win 5-1 in game 1.
Brad Marchand scored a power-play goal for Boston with 5:28 into the first period. Zach Hyman scored on a back-handed goal later in the first-period for Toronto.
David Backes scored a power-play goal with 4:17 remaining in the second-period for the Bruins and it happened to be the game-winning goal for them. David Pastrnak scored a goal with :38 seconds remaining in the second for Boston.
Sean Kuraly scored in the third for Boston. David Krejci scored a power-play goal for the Bruins in the third. This goal came on a five-minute major penalty committed by Nazem Kadri of the Maple Leafs who received a game misconduct for charging Tommy Wingels.
It is very likely Kadri will be suspended. Wingels was in a defenseless position.
Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for the Bruins. Frederik Andersen made 35 saves for the Maple Leafs. Game 2 is on Saturday Night in Boston.