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Bruins notebook: Winger Tommy Wingels approves of suspension for Toronto's Nazem Kadri

16 April 2018
Bruins notebook: Winger Tommy Wingels approves of suspension for Toronto's Nazem Kadri

They were going to move on to face the New York Rangers, so people were on their phones and on their computers and getting reservations in New York.

Pastrnak will look to continue his magical run Monday night in Toronto for Game 3. "He's an awesome player".

"Ottawa plays a stingy game, as we know, so it's tougher for those skill guys to find their ice", Cassidy said.

Toronto is far too talented offensively to go quietly through two games of a series, and the Leafs finally got on the board in the second as goals from Mitch Marner and Tyler Bozak sandwiched one from Bruins' David Krejci. "It's just they scored; we didn't".

Indeed, when Pasternak scored his first of three goals on Saturday he had the entire front of the net clear to work the puck on his stick - and eventually over top of Andersen. "Now we've got to show it".

JOHAN FRAZEN, DETROIT RED WINGS - MAY 6, 2010 Somewhere out there there's a Sharks fan who still recoils at the name Johan Franzen, who has nightmares about the man they call 'The Mule.' That isn't without reason. He was going through his legs, and batting pucks out of mid-air. David Pastrnak led the attack with six points - three goals and three assists - while linemates Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron collected four assists apiece.

"Hell of night", Marchand said of Pastrnak's performance.

"I think there's a lot of skilled players that are skilled when they have the puck; when they don't have it they don't necessarily want it as much as this guy right here".

One player on that top line, in particular, brought something special to the table.

Regardless, the team still has two more games to survive without Kadri. It takes the combined effort of all six players on the ice to slow them down.

It was nice to see Nash score since he is returning from injury. Blown assignments defensively and disorganization among forwards has led to too many small breakdowns that elite forwards like the Bergeron crew can capitalize on. The Bruins are now two games away from advancing to the next round of the playoffs, and they have been playing some fantastic hockey.

If the Bruins can match the Leafs opening surge, the loss of Nazem Kadri for his hit on Tommy Wingels should give the Bruins an advantage down the middle in this game and will be something they can take advantage of as the game progresses.

Pastrnak added his second of the night with 7:26 remaining in the third when he was allowed to walk out from behind the net untouched after Marchand lost the handle on a breakaway. "So we've got to go get some home cooking and come back and pull like we can, because we're a way better team than what we showed". We've got to go home, get out of here. With two goals on four power plays, the Bruins are now five for 10 in the series.

The Bruins did more than enough on offense that, besides the beginning of the game, it didn't exactly feel like the game was truly slipping from their grasp. "We went over their goals here this morning; they're all from in tight it seems like". Just for the sake of comparison, Sundstrom's three four-point games were the highest scoring regular season contests of his 679-game, 588-point career.

Babcock didn't have much of an update to offer on Komarov's condition, saying Sunday he was still being evaluated and as such Babcock would go ahead with a plan that didn't include Komarov in Game 3. But Babcock wouldn't tip his hand at who could potentially replace Komarov in the lineup if needed.

The Leafs now have three extra forwards in the fold - Matt Martin, Dominic Moore and Josh Leivo.