Bruins Get Edged Out
The Boston Bruins (2-3) have found themselves just one game away from being eliminated from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs after losing Game 5 of their First Round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a count of 2-1 at TD Garden on Friday. David Krejci (2 goals, 3 points this postseason) scored with the goalie pulled for an extra attacker with 44 seconds left on the clock after the visitors tallied twice in a matter of just over two minutes in the middle of the third period.
Goalie Tuukka Rask made 25 saves and has now gone 37-33 in his playoff career with a 2.27 GAA and a .924 save percentage. He is 2-3 for the current postseason with a 2.64 GAA and a .922 save percentage, and has recorded a 17-7-2 past tally against Toronto with a 2.13 GAA and a .925 save percentage. The Bruins, meanwhile, are tied with the Leafs in both most goals scored per game during the ongoing postseason (2.80) and most snipes allowed on average (2.80). They are 2nd best in power play (35.7%) and 12th in penalty kill (72.7%).
Leafs Take Series Lead
The Toronto Maple Leafs (3-2) are within striking distance of reaching the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2004 after beating the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 5 of their First Round matchup at TD Garden on Friday. Auston Matthews (4 goals, 5 points this postseason) and Kasperi Kapanen (1 goal, 2 points) both lit the lamp for the Leafs, who have still failed to win consecutive games since the first week of March.
Goalie Frederik Andersen stopped 28 shots, taking his overall playoff total to 25-18 with a 2.61 GAA and a .914 save percentage. He has gone 3-2 for the ongoing postseason with a 2.62 GAA and a .925 save percentage, and has posted an 11-2-0 career tally against Boston with a 2.42 GAA and a .927 save percentage. The Maple Leafs, meanwhile are tied-8th with the Bruins in most goals scored per game during the current playoffs (2.80), tied-8th with them in most goals given up on average (2.80), 5th in power play (27.3%) and 2nd from the bottom in penalty kill (64.3%).
- Maple Leafs are 0-8 in their last 8 games following a win.
- Maple Leafs are 1-10 in their last 11 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Bruins are 11-4 in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Bruins are 11-4 in their last 15 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.