Boston came out flying, with scoring chances and aggressive play dictating the game early. The Maple Leafs responded in kind, and within the first five minutes it was clear this would be the most physical game of the series thus far:
Rich Peverley was called for tripping on this sequence:
And Nazem Kadri took a roughing call on the retaliation:
Toronto would tie the game minutes later, and this time it was because Cody Franson did something RIGHT:
The Maple Leafs had several power-plays in the opening period, but couldn't take the lead thanks to sharp play in the net from Tuukka Rask:
The teams went to the first intermission tied 1-1.