TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS ACCOMPLISH FIRST HOME PLAYOFF WIN AGAINST THE BRUINS IN 54 YEARS

May 13, 2013

By Jane Brown

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It was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first home playoff win over the Boston Bruins since 1959!  In front of an ecstatic crowd at the Air Canada Centre,  the Leafs beat the Bruins 2-1 last night to force a final game 7 tonight in Boston.  If the Leafs win, it would be the first time they’ve come back from a 3 games to 1 deficit in the playoffs, since 1942!!  Goalie James Reimer saved 29 shots on net.  “It was good to win, and we needed to win.  It was a hard battle but now, we’ve got to jump on a plane and go to Boston, and we’ve got another real tough game ahead of us.”  Reimer almost got a shut out.  The Bruins scored their only goal with 25 seconds to play.  Captain Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel scored for the Leafs.

The winner of tonight’s series will play the winner of the Washington Capitals-New York Rangers series, which also comes to a game 7 finale tonight.

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