Boston Bruins 5:2 Toronto Maple Leafs: Reactions!

"I just thought that was the best team effort we've had in a while," Jim Montgomery said

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Boston Bruins 5:2 Toronto Maple Leafs: Reactions!

The Boston Bruins won 5:2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Linus Ullmark was brilliant in the goal for his team and made 33 saves. "In the first half [of the game], he was unbelievable," Bruins forward Pavel Zacha said, as quoted by nhl.com "He got us in the game, he was there, and then we took over a bit and had a couple of goals, but he does that almost every game for us the whole season.

He's a great goalie to have. Both goalies we have (Ullmark, Jeremy Swayman) are unbelievable, so that helps a lot when we have a bit lower period and give up that many chances. They keep us in the game until we can push and go forward."


Jim Montgomery on his team

Bruins coach Jim Montgomery has been waiting for a game like this for his team for a long time.

They did their best, looked great, and deservedly won. "I just thought that was the best team effort we've had in a while," Jim Montgomery said. "… I don't think relief was the right word, but it was about us getting back to our standard and team identity.

I saw it [Tuesday] in practice. I hadn't seen us practice with that kind of pace and purpose in a while, and especially the competitive fire that was there. I expected us to be good, and that's a really good hockey team that we were able to beat on the road today." Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe is aware that his team needs a rest, which he will use in the right way.

"We take into the break that we know we're a good team and we're in a really good spot," Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. "This is a tough way to go into the break, but [it] maybe good for us in the sense that we've had a really good season here to this point.

We need a break, everybody needs a break at this point in time, but then we come back and we can be inspired by the season we've had to date yet motivated by the fact that we have a ways to go here."

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