Toronto 4, Boston 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 15, 2016
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto
TORONTO – (Wire Service Report) – The Toronto Maple Leafs spread the scoring around on Saturday night. After rookie Auston Matthews scored all four goals on Wednesday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators, the Leafs received goals from four different players in a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in the second game of the season for both teams. Toronto (1-0-1) used a three-goal first period to win its home opener, which was preceded by the franchise’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
“It was nice to follow that up with a win,” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said.
The Bruins (1-1-0) have one more game on the road before playing their home opener.
“We dug ourselves a hole at the beginning of the game, made some poor choices and gave them untimely goals,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said.
“We came out in the first period flat and weren’t able to get that next goal that would have made a difference.” Connor Brown, Mitch Marner, James van Riemsdyk and Milan Michalek scored for Toronto. Tyler Bozak added two assists. David Pastrnak had the lone goal for Boston.
The emergence of youth has created some excitement around the Maple Leafs entering the season.