Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Game 4 Update: Chara struggles as Toronto scores 2

Claus Andersen

The Toronto Maple Leafs scored twice in the opening 20 minutes against the Boston Bruins.

The Boston Bruins were aggressive to open Game 4 of their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they don't have much to show for it. The Bruins led the period in shots, 16-8, but it was the Maple Leafs who had a 2-0 lead at the end of the first.

The Leafs took the lead 2:35 into the game with this funky goal from Joffrey Lupul, assisted by Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak:


What the heck were the Bruins doing there? Why were they so disjointed? Here's your answer:

Toronto had several more quality chances in the first period, and it easily could have been 3-0 in their favor if not for solid play from goaltender Tuukka Rask.

Boston's best chance came with a few minutes to go when David Krejci got the puck past Reimer, but it glanced off the post and the Bruins remained scoreless.

With 1:30 remaining the Leafs struck again. This time it was Cody Franson with the goal, with an assist from Lupul giving him his second point of the night:


The Maple Leafs were up 2-0 at the end of the first, and Zdeno Chara has been having a rough game:

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