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‘Just another game’ for the party-spoiling Bruins

May 7, 2013, 12:47 AM EDT

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The Toronto Maple Leafs’ first home playoff game since 2004 – there have been two lockouts since then – didn’t quite go as planned.

The visiting Boston Bruins silenced the crowd at the Air Canada Centre and outside in Maple Leafs Square with a 5-2 victory to take Game 3 of the series.

The Bruins should be used to spoiling big playoff parties in Canadian cities. In 2011, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in a Game 7 victory over the Canucks in Vancouver.

And the 2013 Bruins seemed rather indifferent to the emotions of all those Toronto hockey fans.

“I understand it’s their first playoff game in a while, but it’s just another game, just another building,” Bruins’ forward David Krejci told the National Post. “Obviously it was loud, but it’s just another game.”

Those who had hoped to attend the first playoff game in Toronto since 2004 had to dig deep into their wallets, too.

Cheap tickets were going for as low as $205 at Stubhub. More expensive tickets were nearing the $1,000-mark.

A lot of money, but no victory for the Leafs, who now trail in the series 2-1.

“We did a lot of good things,” Leafs’ head coach Randy Carlyle told the Toronto Star. “But the mistakes we made aren’t going to allow us to win many hockey games.”

  1. jessejames182 - May 7, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    That kinda makes me sick. Do they even have a good reason for constantly charging the max amount for tickets? I would hope they’re really big into charity or something and it’s not just the rich getting richer.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 7, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      I’ve never seen anyone forced into buying tickets but maybe I hang out in different areas than you

    • nhloon - May 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM

      Economics.

  2. dumbassgreg - May 7, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    free enterprise if people will pay they will charge. wow got here before any montreal,ottawa,boston,vancouver,kings,or philadelphia fans with their negative thoughts. sure the 4 years old will arrive soon. you are stupidhead no you are lmao

    • r8rbhawk - May 7, 2013 at 1:31 AM

      Dumbassgreg makes the same comment on every story. He reminds me of a commenter named Ineedmorehossa…

    • govtminion - May 7, 2013 at 6:11 AM

      Yep, looks like you beat everyone to being a petulant child this time. Well done.

      You know, most people on the internet shorten those ridiculous comments down to ‘First!’.

    • groess - May 7, 2013 at 7:32 AM

      Ignore this idiot and he’ll go away. Something tells me this is habsfan with a new nickname.

  3. theskinsman - May 7, 2013 at 4:13 AM

    It was a great game to watch. Good to see that kind of crowd and support from the fans in Toronto. Can’t wait to see what changes the Leafs will try next. Not that it will matter in the end, because Boston seems to have their number.

    • ballistictrajectory - May 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      It’s the Bruins’ series to win or lose. Plenty of history with that. Since they put in a good effort in Game 3 they may hibernate for Game 4.

  4. pastabelly - May 7, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Bergeron/Marchand/Seguin line needs to wake up. The Bruins may get by Toronto without much from that line. They just won’t get any further without them. They are fortunate that David Krejci always seems to play at another level in the Playoffs.

  5. ironyisadeadscene - May 7, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Suck it Phaneuf

    • andrewsabourin13 - May 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      finally someone brings some intellect to this discussion…

  6. jakreidler - May 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    As a wings fan, I’m seriously worried that realignment will put an end to under $20 tickets.

    • nhloon - May 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      You PAY UNDER 20 ! In most hockey markets, especially the Northeast division, your paying at leats 100 per game.

      Last time I went to a Bruins game for 20 bucks, never.

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