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Bruins know they have to stop Leafs from stretching their wings

Bruins know they have to stop Leafs from stretching their wings

Mixing the running and gunning that was not seen in the first two games of this National Hockey League playoff series with lots of close calls in their own end, the Leafs took a 4-2 win Monday night.

"For sure and that's why we've made the decision to do what we're doing", Babcock said of Plekanec's old reputation as a Bruin killer.

CBC News has asked both Ticketmaster and MLSE where the additional tickets for tonight's game (a 7 p.m. ET start) have come from, and why the prices have dropped so dramatically from what fans were paying just a few days ago.

It was a rough night for the Bruins first line as Bergeron, and Pastrnak finished at -2, and Brad Marchand finished at -3.

The raw emotion that comes with being a young star came out a different way Monday after he took a feed from William Nylander down low at 5:13 of the second and zipped a laser-focused snapshot shortside on Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to send Air Canada Centre into a frenzy.

But just when it looked like the B's would get out of the first unscathed, the Leafs got their first break of the series, and then their first lead.

"When you're my age, social media doesn't really affect your life", said Babcock.

A big surprise to some, Tomas Plekanec was promoted to play with Patrick Marleau and Mitch Marner made an impact, as they did not look overwhelmed against the Bruins' top line.

Regardless of how this series turns out - and that's a little more in doubt now than there was after Game 2 - the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to make the kind of progress that should see them lift the Stanley Cup, maybe a couple of times, in the next decade.

Adam McQuaid and Zdeno Chara replied for Boston. Sean Kuraly had two assists for the Bruins, who got 26 stops from Rask. While they were enthusiastic, there was a pensive air, as if the fans could not quite believe the Leafs were finally competing for pucks and using their speed to their advantage.

"It was a game - and a style of game - that I expected and [that] we expected", Patrice Bergeron told reporters following a minus-2 outing in Game 3. "We got away with the win and that's huge". On the penalty kill early in the third, Andersen made an incredible sliding play to halt a two-on-one attempt, and followed it up with another terrific glove save on Pastrnak.

The Maple Leafs finally sealed it with 3:35 left when Marleau scored his second of night on a 2-on-1 rush, firing a shot past Rask for the 70th career playoff goal. Matthews said. "That was a game changer for sure, because there was still two minutes left and (if he doesn't make the save) now you're down by one".

"(Now), you win one (Thursday), you're in a best of three.

Toronto led 1-0 after the first, but Boston tied things at 3:06 of the second when McQuaid's shot from the point squeezed under Andersen's pad and dribbled in. Frederik Andersen stopped 40 shots.

Matthews was nearly invisible in the first couple games in Boston, but he made his presence felt in Game 3.

Boston was left fuming after centre Riley Nash, who returned to the lineup after suffering an ear laceration on March 31, was ruled to have put fired the puck directly over the glass for a delay of game penalty with just over three minutes left in the first, even though television replays suggested otherwise. Boston has been utilizing their top two pairings for the majority of shifts in the playoffs so far, so they will need a more consistent effort from all four players in Game 4.

"He's been setting me up all year", Marleau said when asked if he was expecting Marner to make the eye-popping play on his first goal.

McQuaid had a great game scoring his first goal of the playoffs. Andreas Johnsson left the game in the third period favouring his left leg collided with Marchand and did not return. Leafs centre Nazem Kadri sat out the second game of his three-game suspension.

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