Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Game 3 Update: Disastrous 2nd period for Toronto

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Mistakes and misfortune have the Maple Leafs facing a three-goal deficit after two periods.

The second period began with the Toronto Maple Leafs trailing the Boston Bruins by a single goal. Tuukka Rask was sharp in the period, as he has been all night. He has 28 saves through the first 40 minutes, including this beauty on Joffrey Lupul:

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After some great pressure in the first period, Jaromir Jagr finally got on the scoreboard for Boston as he stripped the puck from Toronto's Ryan O`Byrne and passed it to Rich Peverley for Boston's second goal of the evening.

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Toronto would press back, cutting the lead in half with this goal from Jake Gardiner on the power play:

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But the Bruins scored again less than a minute later, as Nathan Horton got his third goal in as many playoff games:

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Before the period was over, a disastrous giveaway by the Leafs would hand the Bruins a shorthanded goal, and Toronto has a steep hill to climb in the third, as they are facing a 4-1 deficit.

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