The Toronto Maple Leafs came out with a bang and it was too much for the Boston Bruins last night…
Mitch Marner scored twice, including one on a short-handed penalty shot, and led the Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the Bruins to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.
While Tuukka Rask was the one in between the pipes for three of the Leafs’ goals, as John Tavares put the puck into an empty net, it seems so unfair to throw the veteran goalie under the bus.
So unfair, that Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy felt the need to calm fans down during his press conference after the game.
Fans on social media didn’t take long to blame Rask for the loss, saying that he needed to be pulled during the contest. Others were simply hard on the poor goalie, who kept his team in the game until the end.
When he faced the reporters and pundits after the loss, Cassidy was clear that there was no way he was blaming Rask.
“I don’t want to put this on Tuukka.”
Patrice Bergeron was the only one who replied for Boston. Rask stopped 29-of-32 shots for the Bruins.
Fans will need to have more faith in their top goalie ahead of Game 2, which takes place at the TD Garden on Saturday before heading to Toronto for the third and fourth contests.