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Video: Leafs (finally) beat the Bruins; X-Rays come back negative for Liles

Mar 24, 2013, 12:35 AM EDT

The Toronto Maple Leafs finally beat the Boston Bruins, a feat they hadn’t accomplished against their Northeast Division and Original Six foes in nearly two full years.

The Maple Leafs took a 3-0 lead – Frazer McLaren, known more for his toughness than scoring, recorded the winner in the third period – then held on for the 3-2 win.

It took only three goals on 13 shots for the Leafs. The Bruins, meanwhile, had 33 shots.

“I think that when you win a hockey game and you only get 13 shots, and the opposition – how many did they? I didn’t even look at it. Thirty-two, 33? I don’t think you can really say that was your game plan,” Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle told reporters after the game.

The Leafs, who honored their former captain Mats Sundin and his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, hadn’t beaten the Bruins since March 31 of 2011, as per NHL.com.

The Leafs won that game in a shootout.

Carlyle also offered an update on defenseman John-Michael Liles, who left the game in the second period after colliding awkwardly with Bruins forward Daniel Paille.

Carlyle called it a lower-body injury and that the X-ray was negative, meaning a sprain could be the eventual diagnosis, according to the Toronto Sun.

  1. bruin63 - Mar 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    very weird game.

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