Krejci lifts Bruins past Maple Leafs in OT

11:10 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - David Krejci capped his hat trick with the winner at 13:06 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

With the puck in the Boston zone, Toronto defenseman pinched up to make a hit on Nathan Horton and the puck got behind him. Krejci picked up the disc and skated down the left wing, snapping a shot from down low that beat James Reimer for the victory.

Krejci scored his other two goals in the second period while Patrice Bergeron also had a goal in the second stanza for Boston, which now holds a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. Tuukka Rask made 45 stops in the win.

Joffrey Lupul had a goal and an assist while Clarke MacArthur and Cody Franson also scored for the Maple Leafs, who dropped their first two home playoff games since 2004 to put the team in a deep hole. Reimer made 41 saves in the loss.

Boston can close out this series on Friday when it hosts Game 5.

 

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