Leafs Lunch host Andi Petrillo with Gord Miller and Andy Chiodo discuss how the Leafs forced a Game 7 in their series with the Bruins and how they maintained their composure and played well in the third period. Toronto's "other" pro hockey team looks to complete a sweep of its best-of-five first-round AHL playoff series. Nikita Zaitsev added two assists, and Marner and Plekanec each had one.
Though it's a similar situation to past year, there's a distinct difference between Game 6 and Game 7.
Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 22 saves for the Blue Jackets, who lost in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season and fourth time overall. Toronto held a 4-1 lead 11:55 into the second period and hung on to cut Boston's advantage in the series to 3-2, and force Game 6 on Monday at Air Canada Centre.
The Bolton, Connecticut, native extended his condolences and was almost brought to tears as he spoke to Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas ahead of Game 6 against the Boston Bruins. Last night, Toronto once again rode timely scoring and their veteran goaltender to a home-ice victory, forcing game seven tomorrow night in Boston. "Give them an extra kiss 'cause I know I will, 'cause you just never know anymore". "I trust those guys, they're good offensive players".
"Ha, I'm not going to change anything", Pastrnak said with a derisive snort.
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I'm working with a squad of players that I've inherited and all the staff behind the scenes are striving to make them better. We battled and we fought until the end so we had the chance to draw, but we lost against a good team and that's it.
Toronto feels the same way.
The 24-year-old defenceman discussed other issues, but none hit as closely to the theme the Leafs tried to emphasize before flying to Boston. "You can look back all you want but that's where we're at: it's the position we're in, you have to prevail".
After a brief moment of silence, fans sang along with Martina Ortiz-Luis, with the words "we stand on guard for thee" drawing huge cheers. We'll find out Wednesday if Cassidy's Bruins can keep doing things quicker than expected and win a Game 7 earlier in his coaching rein.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the first responders and to all of those affected".
"I can assure the public all our available resources have been brought in to investigate this tragic situation, " Peter Yuen, deputy chief of Toronto Police Services, said. That's what it's all about. You can not go to Boston without getting hurt.
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But the remainder - organizers claim some 600 are still part of the caravan - say they're determined to make the U.S. Trade Representative's Office in Washington on Tuesday for meetings.
Outside the ACC, MLSE will feature the basketball game on its main screen because it's a Raptors home game, with the Leafs on a smaller temporary set-up at the end of Bremner Blvd. and York St. Toronto is 12-10 and 5-9 on the road.
Toronto goes into Game 7 in Boston having won the last two games with elimination on the line.
The Washington Capitals can now turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Penguins and avenging some playoff disappointments.
In the West, the pairings are Vegas against San Jose and Winnipeg against Nashville.
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The contest could also well be Antonio Conte's last game in charge at Stamford Bridge. If ever there was a time for video technology to review the moment, that was it.