“They came out in the third a desperate team, down 4-1,” Julien said.
“You knew they were going to throw everything at us. We needed good goaltending. We tried to minimize the scoring chances and be patient. That early goal, that power-play goal early in the third, certainly gave them some life. No doubt they picked up their game from that point.”
With Rask leading the way, the Bruins finished out the Leafs with an empty-net goal at 18:43 of the third. The goal was Krejci from Horton and Lucic. It was a fitting reward given the game they played.
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