It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but the Leafs beat the Bruins 4-1 in Boston Saturday night. It was the second game in back-to-back action.
Mitch Marner, James van Riemsdyk and Morgan Rielly each scored goals, and Patrick Marleau got the empty netter.
Curtis McElhinney was strong in net, stopping 38 shots for his second win of the season.
- Ron Hainsey was on the ice for a team-high 15 Toronto shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Hainsey finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 45.5 percent (15 for, 18 against).
- Leo Komarov started 15.4 percent of his shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest percentage of any Toronto skater.
- Matt Martin skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf.
Coach Babcock, after the game – “I thought it was a good win for us. Obviously, scoring first was good and we were able to just be patient and not get into a rush. The Bozak line scored again, which is a real positive for us. James [van Riemsdyk] has kind of caught fire, which is good. Obviously, the 5-on-3 penalty kill was huge in the game to say the least. [McElhinney] did a good job as well. It’s a good week for our team. Any time you get four wins in a week it’s a good week, so, good for us.”
The Leafs return to action on home ice this Thursday, November 16th against the New Jersey Devils.