The Toronto Maple Leafs had a perfect opportunity to take a 3-1 series lead against the Boston Bruins with Game 4 being at home. Boston set the tone early in the game. At one point, Toronto was down by three goals in the third-period and they cut the lead to one at one point, but the Bruins scored an empty-net goal by Joakim Nordstrom with two seconds remaining in regulation and it lifted them to a 6-4 victory over the Maple Leafs. The series is tied at two games a piece.
Charlie McAvoy scored a power-play goal for Boston 3:03 into the game. Brad Marchand scored 3:35 later for the Boston Bruins.
Zach Hyman scored for Toronto with 2:05 remaining in the first-period.
Auston Matthews tied the game at two 1:07 into the second-period for the Maple Leafs.
David Pastrnak scored the next two goals for Boston in the second-period and one of them was on the power-play. He scored at the 3:16 mark into the second and the 4:51 mark into the second.
Zdeno Chara scored for the Bruins 5:39 into the third-period.
Auston Matthews scored a power-play goal 8:08 into the third-period for Toronto. Travis Dermott scored with 6:33 remaining in regulation.
Tuukka Rask made 38 saves for Boston.
Frederik Andersen made 25 saves for Toronto.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see this series go all seven games at this point. It has also been a very good series so far.
Game 5 will be on Friday night in Boston.