Toronto Bumps Boston, Forces Game 7
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(TORONTO) -- Ex-Bruin Phil Kessel scored what proved to be the game-winning goal 8:59 into the third period, as the Toronto Maple Leafs force a do-or-die Game 7 by defeating the Boston Bruins 2-1 Sunday night.
The loss is the Bruins' second straight in the series.
"We've been a Jekyll-and-Hyde hockey team all year and that's what you're seeing right now," Bruins head coach Claude Julien said. "I think it's important to us to bring the good Bruins team to the table for Game 7."
The Bruins made a valiant attempt to come back in the final minute of the game. The B's pulled goalie Tuukka Rask in the final minutes, giving them an extra attacker. Jaromir Jagr then found Milan Lucic in front of the net with :26 left making it 2-1. The Bruins then had a few attempts on Leafs goalie James Reimer but Toronto held it together to secure the win.
The game was scoreless until 1:48 into the third period when defenseman Dion Phaneuf scored his first playoff goal since 2008.
Reimer made 29 saves in the win.
Game 7 will be Monday night in Boston. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m. Eastern.
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