BOSTON — On targets by Jake DeBrusk and Charlie Coyle, the Boston Bruins got here away with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday evening at TD Backyard.
What DeBrusk and Coyle did in regulation impacted the sport simply as a lot as beating Toronto goaltender Ilya Samsonov within the shootout.
DeBrusk recorded his first objective of the season within the second interval to offer Boston the 2-0 lead. He registered 4 photographs in 21:08 minutes of ice time and accomplished three hits within the recreation.
“I believed he was buzzing all evening lengthy,” Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery mentioned of DeBrusk. “I believed he was the JD that we noticed quite a lot of nights final yr. Generally it takes the primary one to go in after which it’s just like the monkey’s off your again and also you simply begin being the participant you’re. I believed he was enjoying effectively earlier than he received the objective, however I believed he received one other gear after he received it.”
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For Coyle, securing the win with the second objective of the shootout was essential, however the matchup in opposition to Leafs star Auston Matthew was extra impactful throughout regulation. Coyle was 81.8% within the faceoff circle, successful 18-of-22.
“He relished it,” Montgomery mentioned of Coyle being matched up in opposition to Matthews. “He owned it. That’s why he’s such a invaluable participant for us and why we win quite a lot of video games when he’s in our lineup.”
Coyle additionally assisted on DeBrusk’s objective whereas logging 19:half-hour of ice time together with 2:17 short-handed.