Seventh heaven for the third time as Bruins send home Toronto again

Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

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He promptly split between Tavares and Ron Hainsey, crossed in front of Morgan Rielly and fired a wrist shot past Andersen to give the Bruins a two-goal edge.

Boston came up empty on multiple early shot attempts before its fourth line broke through with the first goal of the night.

Johansson controlled the puck, spun in front and fired a quick shot just inside the left post to make it 2-0.

Boston’s defense stepped up, dodging eight Maple Leafs shot attempts to notch the penalty kill.

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