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Maple Leafs letdown on special teams contributed to playoff elimination

Lack of depth scoring, shaky play from Andersen in Game 7 among reasons for series loss to Bruins

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

The Toronto Maple Leafs' season ended with a 5-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round at TD Garden on Tuesday. It was the second consecutive season the Maple Leafs lost to the Bruins in Game 7 of the first round and the third time since 2013.

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Bruins depth forwards provide spark in Game 7 win against Maple Leafs

Fourth line has five points, Johansson scores in series clincher

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- When the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference First Round last season, they were led by their top line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. 

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Maple Leafs at a loss to explain similar playoff ending by Bruins

Ousted in first round again despite addition of Tavares

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- It was deja vu all over again. There was Auston Matthews on Tuesday, standing in the same dressing room, in the same arena, having been eliminated by the same team, answering the same question he'd been asked 363 days earlier.

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Rask deserves credit for Bruins advancing with Game 7 win

Goalie makes 32 saves, 'was our best player' against Maple Leafs, coach Cassidy says

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins crowded around Tuukka Rask, their smiles spreading wide, their hands patting the top of his goalie mask, the sides, their helmets touching his. It was an act of deference, a thank you, a signal that they wouldn't have been in this position had the goalie not been the best player on the ice for them, the one who kept them in the game that easily could have slipped through their fingers.

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Bruins win Game 7, eliminate Maple Leafs

Boston advances to second round after defeating Toronto in deciding game again

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

Kuraly's top-shelf snipe

TOR@BOS, Gm7: Kuraly pots one top shelf on the rush

R1, Gm7: Sean Kuraly gains the zone and wires a high shot to the top corner, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead in the 3rd

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BOSTON -- Tuukka Rask made 32 saves, and the Boston Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference Second Round with a 5-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the first round at TD Garden on Tuesday.

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5 Keys: Maple Leafs at Bruins, Game 7

Toronto hoping to win series for first time since 2004; Boston must take advantage of home ice

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

MAPLE LEAFS AT BRUINS

7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, NESN

Best-of-7 series tied 3-3

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Maple Leafs-Bruins Game 7 debated by NHL.com

Boston favored to advance to Eastern Conference Second Round

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins are going to play Game 7 for the third time since 2013.

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Bruins plan to keep it simple against Maple Leafs in Game 7

Looking to repeat Game 6 success to reach second round

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins know what they have to do to prevail in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, NESN).

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Tavares looking to make difference in first Game 7 with Maple Leafs

Faces Bruins hoping to help Toronto avenge loss in deciding game last season

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- When the Toronto Maple Leafs signed John Tavares to a seven-year, $77 million contract on July 1, the expectation was that he would be a difference-maker on the big stage.

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Chara, Bruins bring experience into Game 7 against Maple Leafs

Defenseman to play in NHL record-tying 13th deciding game

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Now that he's preparing for the third Game 7 of his NHL career, Torey Krug knows what to expect. The Boston Bruins defenseman feels calmer, more contained, with fewer of the nerves that marked his first two experiences with the win-or-go-home scenario in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Second Round in 2014 and against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round last season.

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