Monster hits from Ryan Reaves, Simon Benoit rattle the Bruins

Punishing them physically!

Michael W.

While there have been no goals so far in the 1st period of tonight's Game 3 matchup between the Original 6 rival Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins at Scotiabank Arena, there has been no shortage of animosity and on-ice confrontations between both sides. 

And it's clear that the Leafs are on a mission to physically punish the Bruins, as evidenced by a pair of thunderous hits late in the opening 20 minutes.

First, it was Simon Benoit who got the best of Bruins sniper David Pastrnak with a thunderous check: 

And then, Reaves absolutely laid out Pavel Zacha with a bone-rattling hit of his own: 

Understandably, both hits sent the sellout crowd into a frenzy, along with the hundreds of fans watching outside of the venue on the big screen in Maple Leaf Square. 

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