Patrice Bergeron had practically a wide open net on which to shoot. The game was halfway over and neither team had been able to score.
But Toronto goaltender James Reimer somehow managed to suddenly shift to his right and made a toe save on the dangerous bid.
That was a major turning point in the contest for the Maple Leafs, who went on to win, 2-1, at TD Garden in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to force a Game 6 in Toronto on Sunday night.
Shortly after that, Tyler Bozak potted a shorthanded goal at 11:27 of the second, and then Clarke MacArthur provided some insurance early in the third.
Reimer wound up with 43 saves, 35 in the final 40 minutes . Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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