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Bruins look to hand Maple Leafs another loss

Jan 21, 2009 - 11:30 AM Boston (33-8-5) at Toronto (17-22-7), 7:30 p.m. EST

TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Boston Bruins attempt to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs for the fourth straight time when the Northeast Division rivals meet Wednesday.

Toronto handed Boston a 4-2 home defeat in the first meeting between the clubs in October.

However, the Bruins have taken the last three encounters, including an 8-5 victory in the most recent showdown last month.

Toronto goaltender Vesa Toskala had a rough time in that setback, allowing two goals on five shots in the first 4:34 before being replaced by Curtis Joseph. Toskala re-entered that game in the third period after the Bruins went ahead 7-5.

The Leafs continue to rely heavily on the Finn, who has started the last eight games despite allowing 27 goals during that span.

Boston netminder Tim Thomas wasn't much better in the teams' last meeting as the Bruins' 5-1 lead early in the second period was eventually trimmed to 6-5, prompting coach Claude Julien to play Manny Fernandez over the final 20 minutes.

It was a rare lapse for Thomas, an Eastern Conference All-Star who leads the league with a .934 save percentage.

Boston is tops in the conference with 71 points, but the club is winless in its last two games.

The Bruins appeared to have their fifth victory in six games sewn up Monday against St. Louis, but David Backes scored a game-tying goal with under one second remaining in regulation and the Blues went on to win 5-4 in the shootout.






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    Boston
    1 0 2 0 (3) --4
    Toronto 1 2 0 0 (2) --3
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Toronto, Jason Blake 14 (Lee Stempniak,
    Dominic Moore),13:58. 2, Boston, Blake Wheeler 14 (Aaron Ward, David
    Krejci),15:14. Penalties: P Axelsson, Bos (hooking), 8:28.

    SECOND PERIOD -

    Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 3  Final - 2OTJan 21 10:16 PM


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    Boston
    1 0 2 0 --3
    Toronto 1 2 0 0 --3
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    Shots on goal:
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    Boston 10 11 8 1 --30
    Toronto 6 15 8 5 --34
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    Goalies : Boston, Tim Thomas (34 shots,

    Jan 21 10:06 PM


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    Boston
    1 0 2 --3
    Toronto 1 2 0 --3
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    Shots on goal:
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    Boston 10 11 8 --29
    Toronto 6 15 8 --29
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    Goalies : Boston, Tim Thomas (29 shots, 26 saves). Toronto, Vesa
    Toskala (29 shots

    Jan 21 9:58 PM
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    Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 3  3rd - 2:34Jan 21 9:53 PM


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    BOSTON 3
    TORONTO 3
    3RD PRD: BOS - (PP) ZDENO CHARA 11 (MARC SAVARD, P.J. AXELSSON) 14:07

    Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 3  3rd - 5:53Jan 21 9:46 PM
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    BOSTON 2
    TORONTO 3
    3RD PRD: BOS - (PP) DENNIS WIDEMAN 9 (DAVID KREJCI, MICHAEL RYDER)
    2:17

    Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 3  3rd - 17:43Jan 21 9:28 PM


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    Boston
    1 0 --1
    Toronto 1 2 --3
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    Shots on goal:
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    Boston 10 11 --21
    Toronto 6 15 --21
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    Goalies : Boston, Tim Thomas (21 shots, 18 saves). Toronto, Vesa
    Toskala (21 shots, 20 saves). Referees: Don Van Massenhoven,

    Jan 21 9:07 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    TORONTO 3
    2ND PRD: TOR - BRAD MAY 1 (JOHN MITCHELL) 14:49

    Bruins 1, Maple Leafs 3  2nd - 5:11Jan 21 8:58 PM
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    BOSTON 1
    TORONTO 2
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) LEE STEMPNIAK 8 (JASON BLAKE, DOMINIC MOORE) 4:13

    Bruins 1, Maple Leafs 2  2nd - 15:47Jan 21 8:37 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 1 1
    TORONTO 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: TOR - JASON BLAKE 14 (LEE STEMPNIAK, DOMINIC MOORE) 13:58
    BOS - BLAKE WHEELER 14 (AARON WARD, DAVID KREJCI) 15:14
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOS 10 10


    Jan 21 8:12 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    TORONTO 1
    1ST PRD: BOS - BLAKE WHEELER 14 (AARON WARD, DAVID KREJCI) 15:14

    Bruins 1, Maple Leafs 1  1st - 4:46Jan 21 8:04 PM


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    BOSTON 0
    TORONTO 1
    1ST PRD: TOR - JASON BLAKE 14 (LEE STEMPNIAK, DOMINIC MOORE) 13:58

    Bruins 0, Maple Leafs 1  1st - 6:02Jan 21 8:02 PM