Claude Julien changed the lines, and then put them back together on Monday night, and it did exactly what he wanted. It created a spark, and saw goals from Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, and a shootout goal from Tyler Seguin that led to a 3-2 Bruins win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden. Bergeron added the Bruins' second shootout goal, and Tuukka Rask made two saves on three Maple Leafs' attempts to go along with 23 saves and his 15th win of the season, The Bruins saw Lucic end a 15-game scoreless drought midway through the second period to cut the Maple Leafs' lead to 2-1, as Lucic received a neutral-zone pass from Rich Peverley and turned on the jets down the right side of the ice. He toasted Toronto defenseman Cody Franson, cut hard out front of the net and slipped the puck five-hole. The goal countered second-period Maple Leaf goals from Joffrey Lupul and Nikolai Kulemin that put Toronto up 2-0 after a scoreless first period. After Julien put the team's original lines back together in the third period, Bergeron tied the game at 2-2 with 9:24 left in the third after he buried a backhander from out front, thanks to receiving a Dougie Hamilton pass from behind the net. And the Bruins finished it off in the shootout for a hard-fought two points after falling behind 2-0.
Bruins get back at Leafs with shootout win, 3-2
NBC Sports Boston | Mar 26