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.
One city will celebrate the end of a long Stanley Cup drought while another will be left to wonder what could have been.
Nathan Horton’s goal with only 7:33 left in the third period lifted the Boston Bruins to a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday night.
Boston’s 19-year-old rookie — a healthy scratch in the playoffs until debuting and scoring in Saturday’s Game 1 loss — tallied two goals and two assists to lead the Boston Bruins past the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night.
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.
Nathan Horton scored his second overtime goal of the series as the Boston Bruins took Game 7 against the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Wednesday night at home.
Nathan Horton scored at 9:03 of the second overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
David Krejci, Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley gave the Boston Bruins a three-goal lead and the team held on for a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night at the Bell Centre.