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During the two days between Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Bruins, the Maple Leafs expressed confidence they could play a great deal better than they did in Game 1’s 4-1 loss.
They promised renewed commitment to limiting turnovers, playing physical, and winning one-on-one puck battles.
On Saturday night, they did just that and departed the building with a come-from-behind 4-2 victory and a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven matchup.
One of the stars of the effort was left wing Joffrey Lupul, who scored the Maple Leafs’ first two goals.
“We bounced back,’’ said Lupul. “We’ve been doing it all year. I think that’s one of the main differences [in] our team this year to last year. When we’ve had bad outings like we did for sure in Game 1, we’re able to refocus and bounce back. It was a hard-fought game tonight. They played well. It wasn’t easy.’’