Nylander scores twice as Leafs force game seven

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in game six of the Stanley Cup Playoffs 

Toronto would come out flying, limiting the Bruins to only one shot in the period while they had 11, but Jeremy Swayman kept his team in the game early. It would stay 0-0 at the end of the first period. 

The Leafs broke the ice late in the second period as William Nylander’s wrist shot hit Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy and into the net. Toronto had a 1-0 at the end of the second period.

Once again, Toronto played with the same intensity as game five. Both goalies would stand on their heads, not allowing anything by them. Joseph Woll made three consecutive saves to keep the game at 1-0.

With two minutes left in the game, William Nylander sprung on a breakaway and slid the puck under Jeremy Swayman’s legs, making it 2-0.

Boston would score with 0.1 seconds left from a goal by Morgan Geekie, making it 2-1. Unfortunately, the goal ended Woll’s shutout.

Joseph Woll made 22 saves on 23 shots. Meanwhile, Jeremy Swayman made 24 saves on 26 shots.

Woll became the first goalie in NHL history to have each of his first four career playoff starts come in elimination games. Thatcher Demko (2020), Michael Hutchinson (2020) and Manny Fernandez (2003) are the only other netminders to have their first three starts come in win-or-go home contests.

Auston Matthews did not play in the game due to an illness/injury.

Game seven goes down Saturday night at TD Garden. The Puck drop is at 8:00p.m on Sportsnet/CBC. 

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