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Apr 22, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) reacts with defenseman Jake McCabe (22) after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period in game two of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are tied 1-1 in their first-round playoff series, after the road team grabbed a 3-2 win in Game 2 of their opening-round Stanley Cup Playoff series.

Auston Matthews scored the game-winning goal for the Leafs after beating Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark on a breakaway. David Pastrnak and Morgan Geekie were the goalscorers for the Bruins. Ullmark stopped 30-of-33 shots (.909) in the defeat, but also came up with multiple highlight-reel saves to keep the Bruins alive at times.

Bruins-Leafs Highlights: Morgan Geekie Opens The Scoring

The Bruins drew first blood on a power play, after Leafs defenseman Jake McCabe made the ill-advised decision to crosscheck Jakob Lauko after the whistle. Geekie made him pay, finishing a slick cross-ice feed from Brad Marchand to make it 1-0.

  • Max Domi Ties It

    The Bruins’ first lead was extremely short-lived. Just 14 seconds after Geekie opened the scoring, Leafs winger Max Domi got behind the whole defense, then finished a rebound opportunity to tie the game 1-1.

  • Pastrnak Scores Insane Goal

    In a fortuitous twist on the Bruins’ usual problems, they were able to re-take the lead with just 7.8 seconds left in the period. That is thanks to Pastrnak, who first got the play rolling by protecting the puck and shuffling it to Pavel Zacha, before circling around to the slot. Zacha then made a nifty backhand pass to Pastrnak in the slot, where the superstar winger one-timed it home to give the B’s a 2-1 lead.

  • Tavares Ties It

    The Leafs momentarily thought they had the tying goal after Tyler Bertuzzi batted the puck out of the air and in, but the officials ruled a high stick to wipe the goal off the board. However, less than two minutes later, Leafs captain John Tavares scored for real as he spun around and blasted it past Ullmark, tying the game 2-2 on a power play.

  • Ullmark Robs Robertson

    Ullmark saved his best save yet for the third period. The Leafs’ Nicholas Robertson had a lot of net to shoot at on a rebound, but Ullmark was able to range over and get a piece of it with his glove, keeping the game at 2-2.

  • Matthews Scores Go-Ahead Goal

    Leafs superstar Auston Matthews finally broke through during the third. Matthews got behind Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy as Max Domi lofted a perfect stretch pass his way. Matthews corralled the puck and beat Ullmark with a sick finish to give the Leafs their first lead of the series, 3-2.

  • Up Next: The series now shifts to Toronto, where the Bruins will look to take a 2-1 lead at Scotiabank Arena.

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