The Boston Bruins were able to score first against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night as David Backes’ snapshot got past goalie Frederik Andersen for his 16th goal of the season during the first period.
Brad Marchand was essential in setting up the goal.
After he beat the Maple Leafs to the puck in the neutral zone, Marchand put on a series of moves to get into the offensive zone. He then slid the puck to Backes, who blasted it into the back of the net.
The assist gave Marchand...