David Backes’ Gritty Play Helped Propel Bruins Past Maple Leafs Game 2

There’s no question that the Boston Bruins played a much more physical game Saturday night in Game 2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Boston was outhit in Game 1 33-31, but looked like a completely different team Saturday outhitting the Maple Leafs 44-39. One of the biggest reasons for Boston’s uptick in physical play could’ve been due to the placement of veteran forward David Backes into the lineup.

Backes made his appearance felt early in often in Boston’s 4-1 win...

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