Brad Marchand keeps Bruins alive with 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs

Brad Marchand (Lisa Gansky, Wikimedia Commons)

Brad Marchand of Halifax, Nova Scotia helped keep the Boston Bruins alive in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday. Marchand scored two goals and one assist for three points as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 in game six of the Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario. With the win, the Bruins force a game seven at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday.

Marchand recorded his first point with a goal at 11:23 of the first period on the power play from Canadian Olympic gold medalist Patrice Bergeron of L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec to tie the game at one goal apiece. He then recorded an assist on a power play goal by Torey Krug at 17:02 of the first period which put the Bruins up 2-1. Then with 1:54 left in the third period, Marchand scored a key insurance marker into an empty net to give the Bruins a 4-2 victory. It was also a key game offensively for Bruins left winger Jake DeBrusk, who scored the game winning goal at 7:57 of the second period from David Krejci and David Pastrnak.

Bergeron won the gold medal for Canada in men’s hockey at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Meanwhile in Las Vegas, Nevada, Martin Jones of Vancouver, British Columbia, stole a game for the San Jose Sharks as he made 58 saves in a 2-1 Sharks win over the Vegas Golden Knights. With the win, the Sharks and Golden Knights are headed to a seventh game in San Jose on Tuesday.

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