The Toronto Maple Leafs finally beat the Boston Bruins, a feat they hadn’t accomplished against their Northeast Division and Original Six foes in nearly two full years.
The Maple Leafs took a 3-0 lead – Frazer McLaren, known more for his toughness than scoring, recorded the winner in the third period – then held on for the 3-2 win.
It took only three goals on 13 shots for the Leafs. The Bruins, meanwhile, had 33 shots.
“I think that when you win a hockey game and you only get 13 shots, and the opposition – how many did they? I didn’t even look at it. Thirty-two, 33? I don’t think you can really say that was your game plan,” Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle told reporters after the game.
The Leafs won that game in a shootout.
Carlyle also offered an update on defenseman John-Michael Liles, who left the game in the second period after colliding awkwardly with Bruins forward Daniel Paille.
Carlyle called it a lower-body injury and that the X-ray was negative, meaning a sprain could be the eventual diagnosis, according to the Toronto Sun.