BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 14: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at TD Garden on January 14, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. Celebrates with Brad Marchand #63. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
From Todd Angilly setting the mood with two anthem intros to “Dirty Water,” which serves as the closing credit for Saturday’s showdown between the Bruins and the Maple Leafs, this latest epic between the Eastern Conference’s two top teams. Everything felt bigger than you. Regular contest on January 14th.
But again, it’s teeth Bruins vs Maple Leafs.
Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery said following his team’s 4-3 victory. “There are members on their team who don’t like certain members of our team, and I’m sure they do too.”
“I’ve never played in the NHL playoffs, but you can definitely feel it through the building. [and] On the bench.” Bruins forward AJ Greer Said. “They pushed hard for third, but we are a very talented team and we are a very tight group so we will never get out. , we had a tight group and it was a great win.
“It’s Bruins hockey. It’s electric.”
(Print shirts, to be honest.)
This also gave a little introduction to everything. You had a great heavyweight fight between Nick Foligno and Wayne Simmons. Matt Murray and Linus Urmark both earned stops for Save of the Year contenders, and Michael Bunting even tried to kick the man. It was a hell of a fun night at the Gardens, with the Bruins scoring two more points and Maple of the Atlantic Division leading his Leafs to his 11th point and two games in hand.
Oh, and the Bruins improved to 9-0-0 after a loss this season.
“I think this game meant a lot more to us than we could have imagined before the game,” admitted Montgomery. “I think that was my biggest point. And I’m glad I did it. We’re proud that we haven’t lost two games in a row and what we’re doing has a purpose. I don’t want to lose two in a row, not just because we played the second-place team in Toronto because we’re going to the playoffs. [series], If you lose two games in a row, you will fall into a small hole. “
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