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Babcock uses fans to motivate Maple Leafs for Game 5 against Bruins

Reminds players what they mean to city with Toronto facing elimination

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- With the Toronto Maple Leafs one loss from elimination in the Eastern Conference First Round, coach Mike Babcock has turned from teacher to preacher.

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Matthews has top-selling NHL jersey this season

Maple Leafs forward ahead of Crosby, McDavid @NHL

Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs had the top-selling jersey on the Fanatics network of ecommerce sites, including, and, during the 2017-18 regular season.

Matthews, who had 63 points (34 goals, 29 assists) in his second season in the NHL, finished ahead of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby, who had the best-selling jersey last season. The 20-year-old forward won the Calder Trophy last season as NHL rookie of the year.

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Matthews, others fail to boost Maple Leafs against Bruins in Game 4

Toronto on brink of elimination after Nylander, Andersen also struggle

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Where were some of the Toronto Maple Leafs' top players when it mattered?

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game recap

Bruins push Maple Leafs to brink with Game 4 win

Playing without Bergeron, add to lead in Eastern series

by Dave McCarthy / Correspondent

TORONTO -- Tuukka Rask made 31 saves for the Boston Bruins in a 3-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

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game preview

5 Keys: Bruins at Maple Leafs, Game 4

Matthews looks to keep momentum going Toronto's way; Boston's top line must recapture scoring touch

by Dave McCarthy / Correspondent



Boston leads best-of-7 series 2-1


TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to even the Eastern Conference First Round when they play the Boston Bruins in Game 4 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday.

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Bergeron, Babcock familiar foes entering Game 4 for Bruins, Maple Leafs

Boston center, Toronto coach have had success together in international play

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was 18 years old when he was coached by Mike Babcock for the first time. The result: a gold medal with Canada at the 2004 World Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic.

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Marleau boosting Maple Leafs with leadership entering Game 4 vs. Bruins

38-year-old forward 'real good example'

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- On the night Patrick Marleau scored his first two Stanley Cup Playoff goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs, his parents were not in the stands. Not when there was seeding to prepare for and livestock to be taken care of in Aneroid, Saskatchewan, 1,800 miles west of Air Canada Centre.

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Bruins focused on slowing Maple Leafs transition game in Game 4

Wary of Toronto's speed, defensemen plan to remain aggressive

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- There was never going to be a complete shutdown of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Short Shifts

Andersen's ridiculous stick save on Pastrnak can't be explained

Maple Leafs goalie somehow, some way, stops shot headed for net @NHL

Andersen's amazing stick save

BOS@TOR, Gm3: Andersen makes incredible save

R1, Gm3: Frederik Andersen reaches across the crease to make an incredible stick save on David Pastrnak, keeping the Maple Leafs up 4-2

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Mr. Andersen made a save straight out of "The Matrix."

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NHL Insider

Matthews steps up for Maple Leafs in Game 3 win against Bruins

Scores winning goal, gets Toronto back into Eastern Conference series

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Air Canada Centre shook. 

At least it did in Auston Matthews' world.

For the first 154:47 of the Eastern Conference First Round, the Maple Leafs center had been held without a point. The Boston Bruins held him in check in their two victories in Boston, and the same was happening deep into the second period of Game 3 on Monday.

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