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Round 1 Game #5: Bruins Vs Maple Leafs.
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Even without Matthews, The B's couldn't get it done in Game #5.

Published May 1, 2024 at 4:10 PM

An opportunity missed! In Game 5 of Round 1, The Boston Bruins had a clear chance to put away the Toronto Maples Leafs but failed to close out the series even without having to face Auston Matthews.

A chance to advance.

The final score of the game was 2-1 for the Leafs, but in general it was an uncharacteristic and underwhelming performance for the Bruins.

With a 3-2 lead in the series, closing it out on in Toronto poses a challenge for the team. While the Bruins secured victories in their two previous away games, momentum now favors Toronto. The Bruins must elevate their play in Game 6, this was reiterated by Charlie McAvoy and Coach Jim Montgomery this afternoon.

"We met this morning to go over it. I think that was really productive and we're looking forward to getting out of here today and getting to Toronto ... was a lot of things we needed to hear, needed to see. We'll be better for it." - McAvoy

"Some of that's physical and some of that's mental, some of it's staying in the moment that we talk about. I don't think we did a good job of staying in the moment last night. That's what we're looking for to get better for next game." - Montgomery

The Bruins need to bounce back from this tough defeat and focus on winning Game 6 away from home. Failing to do so would put them at risk of experiencing another devastating collapse, similar to last year.

Source: The Hockey News - Here We Go Again: Bruins Squander Golden Opportunity
May 1   |   163 answers
Even without Matthews, The B's couldn't get it done in Game #5.

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