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Jeremy Swayman, Bruins Excite NHL Followers in Sport 1 Win vs. Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs

Jack Murray April 21, 2024 Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Boston Bruins needed to reverse momentum in Round 1 after a slump to end the season. Off the backs of Jake DeBrusk and Jeremy Swayman, the Bruins did just that. Boston took a 4-0 lead after two periods and held strong, taking

Jeremy Swayman, Bruins Excite NHL Followers in Sport 1 Win vs. Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs

Jack MurrayApril 21, 2024

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman (1) stops Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) on the power play during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round playoffs between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 20, 2024, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Boston Bruins wanted to reverse momentum in Spherical 1 after a stoop to finish the season. Off the backs of Jake DeBrusk and Jeremy Swayman, the Bruins did simply that.

Boston took a 4-0 lead after two durations and held sturdy, taking a 4-1 victory with a view to take a 1-0 collection lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

That is one. pic.twitter.com/c6LSORAKwq

NESN @NESN

BIG GAME ONE DUB pic.twitter.com/FLhwetStVu

The Bruins appeared like a crew that could possibly be ripe for the taking on the finish of the common season. Boston misplaced the ultimate two video games of the season, which precipitated it to drop from the Atlantic Division lead and discover a matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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The results of it is a collection that was set to be emotionally charged from the beginning. Toronto has not defeated Boston in a playoff collection since 1959, and notably has misplaced to Boston thrice within the first spherical since 2012-13.

This resulted in 100 hits mixed within the recreation, together with a whopping 48 within the opening interval.

e – ryan 🛸 @OTCellyy

the Leafs/Bruins after each whistle https://t.co/B0B4pqsQxp

All of these collection went to seven video games, however a win within the opening recreation would have been enormous for Toronto because it might have allowed it to capitalize on a slumping rival. Within the first jiffy, the Maple Leafs appeared eager on doing that.

Toronto fired the primary 4 pictures on web, however Bruins rookie John Beecher rifled the primary shot previous Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov to take the lead.

Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

Now that is how one can make a postseason debut 🏖️ pic.twitter.com/6tAMxgtDNl

DeBrusk would get an help on a Brandon Carlo objective after which scored two of his personal within the second interval to provide Boston the massive lead.

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Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

A CARLO CLAPPER 🚀 pic.twitter.com/HhMtsGDh4f

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A PPG FOR JDB | PART I pic.twitter.com/3yUvAtlCwu

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A PPG FOR JDB | PART II pic.twitter.com/S6283hECgr

Toronto would get one again within the third interval, however a Trent Frederic empty-netter sealed the deal.

Whereas the offensive output was notable, Swayman’s play within the web was an enormous motive why the Bruins have been capable of take this win. The 25-year-old made 35 saves, which was good for a .972 save proportion and a well-deserved hug from batterymate Linus Ullmark.

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A #StanleyCup Playoffs version of the @NHLBruins goalie hug 🤗 pic.twitter.com/gZ0ke2wGrc

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Followers took to social media to reward Swayman and the Bruins and mission a profitable collection for Boston:

Jesse Pollock @jpolly22

Jeremy Swayman goes to be an issue.

B/R Open Ice @BR_OpenIce

“At this level the one manner the Leafs come again on this one is that if they kidnap Swayman” –@BizNasty2point0 pic.twitter.com/LvyrjHP7J7

Boston Diehards @Boston_Diehards

Swayman was wonderful tonight

Alex Barth @RealAlexBarth

So, Jeremy Swayman in Sport 2 proper?

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Alex Wauthy @AlexWauthy

Maple Leafs final 3 video games towards the Bruins:

March 4: 4-1 L
March 7: 4-1 L
April 20: 5-1 L

Swayman has a .969 SV% over these 3 contests.#LeafsForever | #NHLBruins
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Phil Stacey @PhilStacey_SN

Jeremy Swayman 35 saves, Jake DeBrusk two energy play targets, one monster hit by Pat Maroon … all of it results in a 5-1 Bruins victory in Sport 1 over Toronto.

Lengthy collection and definitely some areas to enhance on, however a very good begin for Boston.

Evan Lazar @ezlazar

Gonna be exhausting to take Swayman out of the web after that efficiency, btw.

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Dimitri Filipovic @DimFilipovic

each Bruins shot this era pic.twitter.com/zHPmQj6Pud

Down Goes Brown @DownGoesBrown

Bruins have been lots higher at just a few issues tonight, and a little bit bit higher at every little thing else.

Not a catastrophe/meltdown recreation thus far for the Leafs, simply the higher crew successful, Which is likely to be even worse.

Swayman’s efficiency was masterful, however he might get a break earlier than his subsequent efficiency.

The Bruins entered the postseason with the strategy of continuous the goalie rotation from the common season. That might doubtless sign Ullmark being within the web for Sport 2. Nevertheless, Swayman’s dominance towards the Leafs in 2023-24, mixed together with his stellar Sport 1 efficiency, ought to make that call a bit more difficult.

No matter who’s in web, the Bruins will look to take a 2-0 lead Monday when it hosts Toronto at 7 P.M. ET.

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