The Boston Bruins are on the road to the Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at 7:00 pm ET on Monday, April 16th. The Bruins(-105) lead the best of 7 series by 2-0. Game 1 started with a Boston's Brad Marchand at home scoring at 5:28 in the 1st then Toronto's Zach Hyman tied it up at 1-1 at 16:52. Period 2 ended with Boston scoring two more from Backes and Pastrnak with Toronto scoreless and down by 2 goals. Boston struck again with Sean Kuraly and David Krejci each scoring in the 3rd period to seal the win. The Vegas odds makers favorite for game 3 is the Maple Leafs listed at -1 1/2 (+250) and the road dogs as the Boston Bruins at +1 1/2 (-300). for the over/under bettor the game total is listed at 5 1/2 (-120)o 5 1/2 (EVEN)u.
TD Garden was the host to Game 2 and a repeat by the Bruins for the win. The Bruins came out strong in the 1st period scoring 4 points by Pastrnak, DeBrusk, Miller and Nash. Toronto scored next with Marner, then Boston's Krejci came back with a goal of his own. The Maple Leafs (-115) never gave up and Bozak put a goal in the net to end Period 2 at 4-2 Boston ahead. Pastrnak scored twice again in the 3rd for the Bruins and van Riemsdyk put one between the post for the Maple Leafs. The Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask did his part with 30 saves.
The odds favorite Maple Leafs head into Game 3 with the thought that they need to win 4 out of 5 of the games left in the betting odds series in order to secure a spot in Round 2. Boston has outscored the Leafs 12-4 over the first six periods of play. The Maple Leafs need to find a way to stop the top line of the Bruins who are seemingly perfect so far in the playoffs. Toronto proved they can win against the Bruins in the regular betting season winning 3 of 4 of their matchups. Can Toronto defy the odds and hush the critics with a must win over the Bruins in Game 3 or is their postseason play slowly coming to an end?