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Bruins dominate Maple Leafs, 4-1, in Game 1

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The Bruins submitted a dominant, punishing, 60-minute performance. They made the Maple Leafs look like JV scrubs. They shredded James Reimer (36 saves) four times and had two more goals waved off — a Tyler Seguin strike off the crossbar, and a Patrice Bergeron poke after the puck had been covered. The Bruins played with hunger, desperation, and frenzy, as if every shift was their last of the season.

The result: a three-goal win that felt more like a double-digit rout. The Bruins executed just about every component of their game plan.

Tuukka Rask made timely saves. The shutdown duo of Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg turned Phil Kessel into a ghost. The Bruins rolled four lines and three pairs to expose Toronto’s absence of depth.

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