Two periods now in the books and the Bruins take a 3-1 lead into the final intermission. Nazem Kadri’s early second period goal knotted things at one, but the Bruins would bounce back thanks to goals by Tyler Seguin and David Krejci.
The Bruins have blown third period leads over the past two games, so obviously these final 20 minutes will be very big for the Bruins.
Just like in the first period, the Bruins scored with less than two minutes to go in the period. Late goals like that sure help carry momentum into intermission.
Here are my three thoughts from the second peirod
1. Bruins second line continues to lead Bruins
The line of Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand has been perfect for the Bruins all night. The trio has accounted for two of the three Bruins goals and each member of the Bruins second line has two points on the night. With his two points so far, Seguin now has 15 points in 14 games against Toronto.
2. Khudobin standing tall for Bruins
Anton Khudobin has been nothing short of spectacular through two for the Bruins. Tough call to say that Khudobin should have came up with a save on Kadri’s two-on-one goal. Khudobin has made 22 saves in this one including a few key saves keeping the Leafs from getting on the board once again.
3. Leafs’ Nazem Kadri is fun to watch
Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been all over the place tonight. He accounts for the Leafs lone goal and has been a pest in the Bruins zone all night. Kadri may fly under the radar a bit with guys like Kessel and Van Riemsdyk on the team, but boy he is a fun player to watch. I’ve seen Kadri throw a few big hits around on bigger guys tonight, the kid sure has some heart