Bruins take a commanding 3-1 series lead, Leafs fall 3-1 in game four

The Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 in game four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to take a 3-1 series lead.

Boston would open the scoring off a Ryan Reaves turn, and former Maple Leaf James Van Riemsdyk made it 1-0 Bruins by sliding the puck under Ilya Samsonov’s legs.

Jeremy Swayman once again stood on his head stopping all seven shots he faced in the first period.

In the second period, the Bruins would get on the power-play, and Brad Marchand wired a one-timer shot into the net and made it 2-0 Boston with this goal, Marchand became the all-time leading goal scorer in Boston Bruins playoff history.

As the period winded down, the puck took a bounce on TJ Brodie. Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak had a two on zero chance, and Pastrnak made no mistake, making it 3-0.

Auston Matthews left the game due to an illness to start the third period.

Joseph Woll replaced Ilya Samsonov in the net, stopping all five saves he faced.

Toronto would get on the board, but it would be too late after Mitch Marner’s beautiful backhand made the game 3-1.

Boston held on, and with the win, they are one win away from advancing to round two.

Game five takes place Tuesday at the TF Garden in Boston. The puck drop is at 7:00p.m on Sportsnet/CBC.

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