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Third, fourth lines step up when Bruins needed them most


That meant that if they played each other to a stalemate in Game 7, someone else was going to need to step up and provide the offense that would decide who moves on.


Eventually the puck got to Nordstrom in the lower right circle, and he somehow squeezed a shot through the smallest of spaces between Frederik Andersen and the post to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.


Kuhlman got in on the forecheck and forced a turnover, and Johansson picked up the loose puck, walked out front and beat Andersen blocker-side with Coyle providing a bit of a screen.


After the Leafs had cut it to 2-1, the fourth line struck again early in the third to give the Bruins some breathing room.


Nordstrom and Acciari combined for a breakout, then Kuraly -- at the end of a shift -- rushed up the ice, skated right past Toronto defenseman Ron Hainsey, and, before Morgan Rielly could step up on him, snapped off a quick shot that flew past Andersen’s glove.


Unsurprisingly, Cassidy stuck with it for Game 7, and this time they added the scoring when the Bruins needed it most.






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