Thursday night, the Bruins and Leafs opened up their first-round series which was a rematch from the opening round last year.  Toronto limped into the playoffs and many were curious to see if they'd be able to flip the switch for the playoffs.

Game 1 went Boston's way last year and it wasn't even close, so the Leafs decided to return the favour this time around and steal Game 1 on the road by a final score of 4-1.

The Leafs' speed seemed overwhelming at time for the Bruins, who lost just one of their four meetings with Toronto this season, and Brad Marchand summed up the loss in an interesting way.

It's natural to think that way when you've beaten a team three times during the regular season and bounced them from a playoffs only a year ago.

This Leafs team is different, though, and the speed in which they played at clearly gave the Bruins some problems that they'll need to solve before Game 2 Saturday night at home.


Bruce Cassidy talks about the @nhlbruins having difficulty containing #MitchMarner.

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