Maple Leafs 5, Bruins 0
Belfour stopped 14 shots in the 30 minutes in his first appearance against an NHL opponent since the 2004 playoffs. Racine made 11 stops.
O’Neill opened the scoring at 6:51 of the first period, scoring a power-play goal on a shot from the point past goalie Hannu Toivonen.
The 29-year-old O’Neill spent his first nine NHL seasons with the Carolina franchise, amassing 416 points including 198 goals in 673 games. He scored only 14 times in 2003-04. He was traded to his hometown Leafs in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2006.
Toronto was coming off a 5-2 loss to Ottawa, while Boston was playing its exhibition opener.
The Leafs’ edge in experience with the referees’ crackdown on obstruction was obvious. Toronto was 4-for-13 with a man advantage, while Boston was 0-for-5 on the power play.<
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