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Boston 5, Toronto 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 10, 2018
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: T.J. Luxmore, Tim Peel
Linesmen: Ryan Daisy, Brian Mach
Attendance: 17565

David Pastrnak scored his third career hat trick and added an assist, Patrice Bergeron had one goal and two assists, and the Boston Bruins defeated the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 Saturday night.

Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak, starting after Tuukka Rask took a leave of absence Friday, made 40 saves. Joakim Nordstrom also scored for the Bruins, and Brad Marchand added two assists.

John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs, who had a three-game winning streak end. Toronto goaltender Garret Sparks, starting for Frederik Andersen who played Friday, stopped 29 shots.

The Maple Leafs dominated early, holding a 15-2 advantage in shots on goal through the game's first 10 minutes.

The Bruins, however, scored on their sixth shot on goal at 16:12 of the first period, with Bergeron notching his ninth of the season, a tip-in on Pastrnak's pass.

The Maple Leafs had a 20-6 edge in shots on goal in the first period.

Boston led 2-0 after Bergeron set up Pastrnak at 5:46 of the second period with a cross-ice pass from the right circle. Pastrnak blasted the shot off one knee from the left circle before falling on his back. Matt Grzelcyk also assisted.

Pastrnak made it 3-0 from the edge of the crease at 10:34 of the second period on a power play, nudging home Marchand's pass for his second goal of the game. Bergeron started the play with his pass to Marchand. Martin Marincin was in the box for holding.

Tavares scored his 10th of the season at 19:30 of the second, two seconds after a roughing penalty to Boston's Brandon Carlo had expired. Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly assisted.

Halak made a big save on Tavares, who was alone in the slot, nearing the 10-minute mark of the third period.

The Maple Leafs kept up the pressure, but Kasperi Kapanen blunted the momentum when he took a four-minute penalty for high sticking at 11:28.

The Bruins took advantage. Pastrnak scored his 15th of the season on a return pass from Marchand at 14:04, and Nordstrom scored his third this season 26 seconds later.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Toronto   Boston
John Tavares 1 Points David Pastrnak 4
John Tavares 1 Goals David Pastrnak 3
Mitchell Marner 1 Assists Patrice Bergeron 2
N/A Power Play Goals David Pastrnak 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Garret Sparks .853 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .976
Garret Sparks 29 Saves Jaroslav Halak 40
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 41 1 0-3 2-4 8 32
Boston 34 5 2-4 3-3 6 36
Upcoming Games
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Vegas. The Bruins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .667 after a loss.