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Bruins need more from secondary scorers in Game 6 vs. Maple Leafs

Second, third lines generating opportunities, not finishing

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The chances were there. That what happens when a team puts 45 shots on an opponent's net, including 20 in the third period, as the Boston Bruins did in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round. But the finish was not, especially for the second and third lines.

Boston's middle two lines did not quite carry their weight in the 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden on Saturday. The scoring burden was taken on by the top line (Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak) and the fourth line (Tim Schaller, Sean Kuraly, Noel Acciari).

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Rask takes blame, but plenty to go around for Bruins in Game 5

Sluggish start dooms Boston to at least one more game against Maple Leafs

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Tuukka Rask did not hesitate.

"Probably could have stopped more pucks with my eyes closed. That's about it," the Boston Bruins goaltender said. "It's on me."

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Bergeron likely to play for Bruins in Game 5 against Maple Leafs

Center 'feeling good' after morning skate; Boston one win from advancing to second round

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron is likely to play for the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

Bergeron missed Game 4, a 3-1 win by the Bruins, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Thursday with an upper-body injury and was listed as day to day. But the 32-year-old center took part in the morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena on Saturday, taking his usual spot between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak on the top line, and in his regular spot on the first power-play unit, all indications that he will play in Game 5.

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Bruins believe in Rask, aim to finish off Maple Leafs in Game 5

Goalie thriving after past playoff struggles

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The last two times the Boston Bruins had a chance to close out a Stanley Cup Playoff series, things did not go well.

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Bruins step up without Bergeron against Maple Leafs in Game 4

Marchand, Pastrnak combine for three points for Boston, which is one win from advancing

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- The murmur swept through the press box minutes after the Boston Bruins took the ice for warmups on Thursday. Patrice Bergeron was not on the ice.

The tweet came next, from Boston's team account, announcing that Bergeron would not play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is day to day with an upper-body injury.

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Bergeron out for Bruins in Game 4 against Maple Leafs

Center scratched with upper-body injury, is day to day

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Patrice Bergeron did not play for the Boston Bruins in a 3-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Thursday.

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DeBrusk making fast impact for Bruins entering Game 4 against Maple Leafs

Rookie forward showing speed, confidence with puck

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Jake DeBrusk picked up the puck in the right circle, on a little pass from Boston Bruins teammate David Krejci. He looked up ice. The forward made it around Toronto Maple Leafs forwards Patrick Marleau and Tomas Plekanec as he crossed to the left side of the ice and steamed along the boards. 

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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 / NHL.com Staff Writer

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

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Pastrnak, Bruins not down after change in fortunes in Game 3

Top line held without point after productive start to series against Maple Leafs

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Some nights, Wayne Gretzky can be beaten. Some nights, Frederik Andersen can't be.

That was how it was the past two games for David Pastrnak.

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Bruins can't get complacent ahead of Game 3 against Maple Leafs

Support for top line must continue as Boston looks for 3-0 series lead

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- It would be easy to stop looking past the top line of the Boston Bruins. David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand have already combined for 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) for the Bruins, who lead the best-of-7 series against the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round.

But the Bruins have other lines too. Lines that need to continue to produce. Lines that can't get complacent and sit back and watch as they head into Game 3 at Air Canada Centre on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, NESN).

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