Bruins spoil homecoming party for Leafs with 5-2 win.
Having split the opening two games of the series, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted the Boston Bruins on Monday night in their first home playoff game since May 2004.
However, unfortunately for the noisy home crowd at the Air Canada Centre, the Leafs were unable to continue the party mood beyond the end of the game as they fell to a disappointing 5-2 defeat.
Adam McQuaid, Rich Peverley, Nathan Horton, Daniel Paille and David Krejci scored the goals for the Bruins to spoil the party in Toronto, who now take a 2-1 series lead heading into Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Former Leafs goaltender Tuukka Rask was instrumental in the win too, making 45 stops as the Leafs threw everything at him but were unable to find a consistent way past.
However, Toronto were also guilty of countless mistakes which ultimately cost them as the game wore on, with the Bruins opening up a 4-1 lead by the end of the second period.
They will hope to bounce back in Game 4, although the playoff-savvy Bruins will be confident of their chances of now extending their series lead and taking another huge step towards advancing.