National Hockey League
Toronto 4, Boston 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
Referees: Dean Morton, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Trent Knorr, James Tobias
Attendance: 19394

Morgan Rielly deflected a shot by Mitch Marner for his second goal of the game at 3:54 of overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the visiting Boston Bruins 4-3 Saturday night.

Rielly also scored the first goal of the game, and Marner picked up his second assist after taking his shot from the left circle on a pass from Auston Matthews.

Dmytro Timashov and Alex Kerfoot also scored for the Maple Leafs in the first meeting between the teams since the Bruins won Game 7 of their first-round playoff series last season.

Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen and David Pastrnak scored for the Bruins, who twice tied the game in the third period.

Frederik Andersen had a solid game in the Toronto goal, stopping 43 shots.

Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves.

Rielly opened the scoring at 5:55 of the first period with his first goal of the season on a wrist shot from the point that deflected off Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo. Marner and Andreas Johnsson had the assists.

Toronto led 2-0 on Timashov's first NHL goal at 15:44 of the first. It came after Timashov helped create a turnover in Boston's defensive zone, took control of the puck and fired a wrist shot from the slot that was screened by a Bruins defender and went in over Halak's elbow.

DeBrusk notched his first of the season at 19:39 of the opening period, converting a pass from behind the goal by Charlie Coyle. Chris Wagner had the other assist.

The Bruins outshot the Maple Leafs 15-3 in the second period and had a 33-18 edge through two.

Heinen tied the game with his second goal this season on the power play at 1:36 of the third period on assists from Brett Ritchie and Pastrnak. Martin Marincin was serving a hooking penalty given at 19:37 of the second period.

The Maple Leafs regained the lead 61 seconds later when Kerfoot scored his third goal on a rebound after Jake Muzzin's shot.

Pastrnak tied the game with his ninth goal of the season -- seventh in his last three games -- on a pass from Brad Marchand at 15:34 of the third.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Boston   Toronto
David Pastrnak 2 Points Morgan Rielly 2
David Pastrnak 1 Goals Morgan Rielly 2
David Pastrnak 1 Assists Mitchell Marner 2
Danton Heinen 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jaroslav Halak .862 Save Percentage Frederik Andersen .935
Jaroslav Halak 25 Saves Frederik Andersen 43
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 46 3 1-3 0-0 2 23
Toronto 29 4 0-0 2-3 8 26
Upcoming Games
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Columbus. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Bruins have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.