Jonas Gustavsson will need to remain patient. Looking to pick up a victory in his first start for the Maple Leafs in nine months, Toronto’s 26-year-old Swedish goaltender was ultimately denied in a 6-2 shellacking by the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at TD Garden.
Dwayne Roloson improved to 7-0 in post-season elimination games and Martin St. Louis scored two goals and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning forced a Game 7 on Friday by defeating the Boston Bruins 5-4 at the St. Pete Times Forum on Wednesday.
For the first time in playoff history, the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet with a berth in the Stanley Cup final up for grabs.
Michael Cammalleri and Brian Gionta scored power-play goals and Carey Price made 31 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 and avoided elimination at home on Tuesday night.
It’s NHL playoff time and two Original Six teams will add another chapter to a storied history between bitter rivals.