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Leafs feeling confident after taking Game 5

May 11, 2013, 9:58 AM EST

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The Maple Leafs did what they had to do in Game 5 to extend the series. Now that they’re going back to Toronto for Game 6, they’ve got their confidence back.

As Chris Johnston of Sportsnet shares, many of the Leafs feel like they can beat the Bruins, but James Reimer doesn’t want to hear that talk.

“We obviously believe in each other and what we can accomplish as a team, but I don’t think we’re ahead of ourselves,” Reimer said. “We’ve still got a long road ahead of us.”

The Leafs still have to win two more games if they’re going to move on in the postseason so mistakes have to be at a minimum. At the very least they’ve made Boston work harder. Brad Marchand was quoted after last night’s game saying, “Maybe we thought it was going to be a little bit easier than it was going to be.”

One more loss and that dream is done for Toronto, but for now, they’ve got some of that swagger back.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - May 11, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    One period at a time, boys. It remains unlikely but possible. May I suggest playing for at least a few minutes each period in the Bruins’ zone? I mean, last night was exciting and all, but each time I had to give myself CPR I missed a few of Reimer’s saves.

    • sunderlanding - May 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      I’m pretty sure they’re trying to play in Boston’s zone. The Bruins are a good team. Toronto is improving, but they still have work to do.

  2. jimeejohnson - May 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    How about “Leafs Scared to Death” after falling behind 3-1. Whadya mean, “forget it”. Seriously, it’s good to see Toronto back in the playoffs. Bruins will need their “A” game to take this series.

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