Sean Kuraly, Bruins take season series from Maple Leafs

On a tremendous night for Sean Kuraly, the B’s beat the Leafs, 3-2, to take the regular season series 3-1 and climb to within two points of second-place Toronto in the Atlantic Division.

Pastrnak’s tally held up as the winner, as Tuukka Rask (30 saves) and the B’s team defense — itself a bit slack in the first two periods — shut the door in the third.

But when the Leafs pulled goalie Michael Hutchinson with 2:04 left, the B’s did an excellent job of clogging passing and shooting lanes.

Though outplayed for much of the first period, he B’s took the first lead of the game at 18:21 of the first when Kuraly retrieved a Zdeno Chara clear in and then did a good job of possessing the puck along boards until he fed an oncoming David Krejci, just off the bench.

Acciari first delivered a big hit on Zaitsev and then Wagner took the puck from Jake Gardiner, feeding Kuraly out front for the equalizer.

And in the third the B’s defense, healthy for the first time all year, found their legs and pretty much shut down the Leafs, allowing just six shots on net in the period.

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