Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Behind Enemy Lines: Maple Leafs prepare for no Kadri

Behind Enemy Lines: Maple Leafs prepare for no Kadri

On Saturday night, the Boston Bruins delivered a dominating performance, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in Game 2.

The Leafs lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 following a 4-1 win at TD Garden on Thursday night. If the Bruins carry this effort over to Game 3, the Maple Leafs are going to be in tough, but it feels like things could go either way ... and likely back and forth.

Despite Avery's endorsement, Kadri faces a suspension for the second straight postseason. We have to look at some stuff and get better, myself included.

We'll have to wait and see, and the same goes for Krug, and possibly other players who might have gotten roughed up in a very rough Game 2. He declined to speak about the Kadri cross-check.

And all four of Kadri's previous suspensions also involved him targeting an opponent's head, a no-no in today's game.

Kadri was given a cross-checking penalty and ejected with a game misconduct.

Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri will have a chance to plead his case to the NHL's Department of Player Safety face-to-face on Monday, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

This time around, the Leafs have Auston Matthews and John Tavares down the middle ahead of Kadri. "If he's still standing up, there isn't anything wrong on that, but he fell".

The Leafs couldn't do anything right in Game 2 as the Boston Bruins were relentless and took advantage of miscues to score three of their goals in a 4-1 win.

"It was kind of in a blind spot for us on the bench", winger Zach Hyman said.

Moments earlier, DeBrusk hit Leafs veteran Patrick Marleau into the boards.

Kadri was briefly injured on a separate play late in the second period after he took a knee-on-knee hit from DeBrusk. JT Compher brought the Avalanche even with two and a half minutes left to play, and we reached the third overtime game of the day.

"But obviously the refs had their whistle up their ass or they were too f-ing slow and were two lines behind the play, so they didn't see it so they couldn't have called it".

"Judging by the way Naz went down, it didn't seem great", Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly said".

"We just want to play the same game", he said. Now, maybe in the end, when you look at it and it says 4-0 or 4-1, you didn't think it was competitive, but usually every game is ultra-competitive.

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