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The Toronto Maple Leafs Survive To Force A Game 6 Against The Boston Bruins

from Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star,

On Saturday night, facing the Boston Bruins in an elimination Game 5, the Toronto Maple Leafs were ready. They scored, then again in the first period. When Boston cut the lead in half, Toronto responded right away. The Leafs added a power-play goal, and it was still the second period. It was 4-1.

And then it was 4-2, and 4-3, and there were reams of time left, not like 2013. There was so much time, and the Bruins were coming like the Leafs were food. In the third period, the Bruins attempted 38 shots. For the game, the Leafs attempted 39.

“We just survived,” said defenceman Ron Hainsey, who played a team-high 26:06 in Toronto’s 4-3 win. “Just happy we won, man. Just got another day tomorrow, Monday, and we go from there. It was not pretty. Way too many penalties, obviously. Way too much time in our end once we got the 4-1 lead. But we held on. Freddie was great.”

Frederik Andersen did finally have a game in this series with 42 saves, and he was Toronto’s best player. For half the night, the Leafs delivered everything you could ask in an elimination game.

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