Ramblings: Leafs Stay Alive, Devils Eliminated, Advantage Capitals, Peters Opts Out of Carolina (Apr 22)

Ian Gooding

2018-04-22

Leafs Stay Alive, Devils Eliminated, Advantage Capitals, Peters Opts Out of Carolina

The Toronto Maple Leafs will play another day. Frederik Andersen made 42 saves on 45 shots, while Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk each scored a goal and added an assist in the victory. The Buds scored all four of their goals by the 12-minute mark of the second period, which resulted in Tuukka Rask being pulled for the Bruins. Anton Khudobin stopped all eight shots he faced. I’ll admit that I didn’t watch the entire game, but the shot totals seemed to indicate that the Bruins carried the majority of the play in spite of the loss.

The Bruins’ fourth line took care of the majority of the scoring in this one. Noel Acciari scored a goal and added an assist, Sean Kuraly scored a goal, and Tim Schaller added an assist. Kuraly in particular has been a hidden gem in playoff pools with two goals and two assists so far in the five-game series.

The Bruins will attempt to clinch the series again on Monday night in Toronto.
 


Part of the reason Ron Hainsey’s icetime was so high in this game is that he spent over eight minutes killing penalties. He also led all skaters with four blocked shots.