June 14, 2024

The Boston Bruins are set to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Monday, looking to extend their series lead after winning 5-1 on Monday.

Jeremy Swayman made 35 saves, and Jake DeBrusk scored twice on the power play to earn the resounding victory, but it took contributions from the entire group to fend off Auston Matthews and Co.

“I liked our physicality, that’s gotta be repeated,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery said after Monday’s morning skate. “I liked how we got over top of people.

Didn’t give up too much off the rush. That’s really important against such an electric offensive team.

Danton Heinen, who plays alongside Pavel Zacha and David Pastrnak on the top line and first power-play unit, shed some light on his in-game assignments after Monday’s skate. His line commonly matched up with Toronto’s line with Matthew Knies, John Tavares and Mitch Marner on Saturday.

Marner and Tavares were the third- and fourth-highest scoring players on the Leafs this season, respectively. Meanwhile, Knies was eighth with 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 80 games at just 21 years old.

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