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Maple Leafs Force Game 6 with Overtime Victory Against Bruins

Toronto, ON — In a dramatic showdown at TD Garden, the Toronto Maple Leafs fought tooth and nail to keep their playoff hopes alive, defeating the Boston Bruins 2-1 in overtime. The victory, spearheaded by Matthew Knies’ clutch goal less than three minutes into overtime, has trimmed Boston’s series lead to 3-2, setting the stage for an electrifying Game 6 showdown in Toronto.

Despite missing their star forward Auston Matthews due to illness, the Maple Leafs rallied around their depleted lineup, showcasing resilience and determination. Jake McCabe opened the scoring for Toronto early in the first period, capitalizing on a setup from Max Domi and Mitch Marner. Joseph Woll, standing tall between the pipes, turned away 28 shots to keep the Maple Leafs in contention throughout the game.

While Trent Frederic managed to level the score for Boston, the Maple Leafs maintained their composure, refusing to let the Bruins dictate the pace of the game. The absence of Matthews, the NHL’s leading goal scorer in the regular season, undoubtedly posed a significant challenge for Toronto, but the team’s depth and collective effort proved invaluable in securing the crucial victory.


The Maple Leafs’ resilience in the face of adversity cannot be overstated. Despite missing Matthews, one of the league’s most potent offensive threats, they managed to outplay the Bruins and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. With Game 6 slated to take place on home ice at Scotiabank Arena, the Maple Leafs have a golden opportunity to build on their momentum and force a decisive Game 7. However, they must remain vigilant and continue to execute their game plan with precision if they hope to overcome the formidable challenge posed by the Bruins. The stage is set for a thrilling showdown in Toronto, and Maple Leafs fans can rest assured that their team will leave no stone unturned in their quest for postseason glory.

Ennio Sorgini

Ennio Sorgini is our Hockey Analyst, specializing in coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the sport, Sorgini provides expert analysis, player insights, and game breakdowns for both teams. For inquiries or feedback, contact Ennio at

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