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Dion Phaneuf thought he could pinch and keep the puck in the Boston Bruins zone. He was wrong and the puck caromed off the boards to David Krejci, who would go up ice on and a 2-on-1 and finish his hat trick in overtime for a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs:
The hat trick was the second of Krejci's playoff career. The series heads back to Boston on Friday with the Bruins up 3-1.
Things were looking bright for the Maple Leafs early on as they grabbed a 2-0 first period lead. As they are this time of year, special teams played a huge role in the swinging of momentum as the Bruins scored on two of their five power plays, both of which helped them take the lead in the second period. Toronto was unable to capitalize on any of their four opportunities.
As the Maple Leafs attempt to avoid elimination, they may do so without defenseman Mark Fraser, who took a puck to the head in the third period. He did not return to the game and went to a local hospital for a CT scan, according to head coach Randy Carlyle.
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