Early goals power Bru­ins past Maple Leafs in Game 7

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Joakim Nord­strom and Sean Ku­raly each had a goal and as­sist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bos­ton Bru­ins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tues­day night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Con­fer­ence play­off se­ries.

Mar­cus Johansson added his first goal of the post­sea­son for Bos­ton, and Charlie Coyle scored on an empty net­ter late in the third. Pa­trice Berg­eron also had a late goal.

It is the Bru­ins’ sec­ond straight Game 7 win over the Maple Leafs and third in three play­off matchups be­tween the teams. Bos­ton pre­vi­ously knocked Toronto out of the post­sea­son with Game 7 vic­to­ries in 2018 and 2013. The Maple Leafs have lost six straight road Game 7s.

“I just think the last two games the char­ac­ter of this group shone,” Johansson said. “We earned our way to Game 7 in Toronto and to a win tonight.”

Bos­ton ad­vances to the Eastern Con­fer­ence semi­fi­nals against the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets, start­ing with Game 1 at home on Thurs­day night.

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