The Bruins started off the first period with some strong momentum, carrying over from Saturday's win, but 12:00 into the first period, the Maple Leafs' Tie Domi tallied a goal off a feed from Eric Lindros to make it 1-0.
At 12:38, Dave Scatchard was whistled off for a hooking penalty. Toronto capitalized on the power play, with defenseman Bryan McCabe scoring just 46 seconds later, putting the Leafs up 2-0.
The Bruins came out storming in the second period, scoring three goals and taking a 3-2 lead after two periods of play.
Pat Leahy started the comeback 3 minutes in, collecting a pass from Travis Green and shooting it past Ed Belfour for his third goal of the season. 35 seconds later, Ian Moran tied the game at 2 from a Joe Thornton pass, bouncing it off the ice and quickly past Belfour's right arm. The goal was Moran's first of the season.
Glen Murray added the third goal of the period to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead, firing a low, sweeping wrist shot that trickled through Belfour's pads. The Leafs were able to get one back though, tying it 3-3 on a goal by Alexander Khavanov at 16:12.
3:05 into the third, the Bruins regained their lead. Brad Boyes made a great move, stealing the puck from Belfour after he misplayed the puck in the corner, and sliding it past him for the 4-3 lead.
With just under 5 minutes to play, Alexei Ponikarovsky batted one out of the air in front of the crease, tying the game for the Maple Leafs, 4-4.
Alexander Steen was called for a double minor late in the third period for high sticking. The penalty carried over into overtime, but the Bruins couldn't get one past Belfour, who played stronger as the game went on.
"Eddie really played well in the third period. He kind of stole the show," said Bruins captain Joe Thornton, who had two assists. "I think the second period he kind of let a couple floaters in, but he found his confidence in the third."
In the shootout, Eric Lindros would score the eventual game winner, beating Andrew Raycroft on a backhand shot. Glen Murray, Joe Thornton, and Patrice Bergeron
each shot for the Bruins.
The first shooter for the Bruins was Glen Murray, who was stoned by Belfour's two pad stack. Joe Thornton was next to skate in, beating Belfour to the backhand, but ringing the shot off the post. Patrice Bergeron
had the chance to tie the shootout, but once again, Belfour came up big, making the save and solidifying the win.
The Bruins take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the RBC Center in South Carolina, the second game of their two-game road trip. The Bruins will return home for a 7:00 p.m. re-match against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Thursday at the TD Banknorth Garden (NESN).