Patrice Bergeron was the driving force for the Boston Bruins as they picked up another two crucial points in a 2-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, to remain tied for third place in the Atlantic Division.
Bergeron, who scored the Bruins first goal 19 seconds into the second period, was the only Bruin who could solve Leafs goaltender James Reimer as the Bruins extend their winning streak to five games. After a fairly quiet first period, it was Bergeron who would fire in his own rebound to take a 1-0 lead. Toronto would answer back when a cannon by Morgan Reilly was deflected in front of the net by James van Reimsdyk, bouncing off the back of Tuukka Rask for van Reimsdyk's 26th goal of the season.
The Bruins continued to buzz around the net, peppering Reimer with a total of 50 shots. Zdeno Chara took a hard shot to the leg halfway through the third period and remained in the game. David Pastrnak was on fire, shooting a game-high 7 shots while Tuukka Rask would turn aside 27 shots, posting a .964 save percentage in the victory.
The Bruins will continue their playoff push when they travel to Washington to play the Capitals Wednesday evening.