Morgan Geekie Puts Bruins On Board In Game 2 After Maple Leafs’ Jake McCabe Takes Late Penalty

Morgan Geekie Puts Bruins On Board In Game 2 After Maple Leafs’ Jake McCabe Takes Late Penalty

Morgan Geekie Puts Bruins On Board In Game 2 After Maple Leafs’ Jake McCabe Takes Late Penalty

The Boston Bruins capitalized on a crucial late first-period penalty to overpower the Toronto Maple Leafs and claim a 4-2 victory in Game Two of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. The win evens the series at 1-1, setting the stage for a thrilling battle ahead.

The first period was a tight affair, with both teams exchanging scoring chances but failing to capitalize. However, with just over five minutes remaining in the period, Toronto’s David Kampf took a questionable penalty for boarding, handing the Bruins a golden opportunity on the power play.

The Bruins wasted no time making the most of their advantage. With crisp puck movement and precise passing, they completely dissected the Toronto penalty kill. A beautiful cross-crease feed from David Pastrnak found Morgan Rielly wide open in front of the net, and he made no mistake, firing the puck past Jack Campbell to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

The momentum shifted dramatically in favor of the Bruins after the goal. They carried their newfound energy into the second period, peppering Campbell with shots and playing with a sense of urgency on both ends of the ice. Toronto struggled to respond, unable to generate any sustained offensive pressure.

The Bruins added two more goals in the second period, extending their lead to 3-0. The Leafs managed to get on the board with a goal late in the third, but it was too little, too late. The Bruins sealed the victory with an empty-net goal in the closing minutes.

This win highlights the importance of capitalizing on power-play opportunities. The Bruins’ efficient execution with the man advantage proved to be the difference maker in the game. The series now shifts to Toronto for Game Three, where the Maple Leafs will be desperate to regain home-ice advantage. With both teams boasting explosive offenses and stingy defenses, this promises to be a tightly contested series that will go down to the wire.

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