It was all Bruins in last night’s 7-3 shellacking over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their Game 3 tilt at TD Garden.
Things got out of hand early, as the B’s found themselves ahead 3-0 early less than 15 minutes into the third period. The game seemed to already be out of reach, but the arean's production team managed to get the crowd going when they displayed one of their hometown heroes on the jumbotron. Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly, who recently sparked a bench-clearing brawl against the city’s rival New York Yankees, was featured on the big screen and did his part in pumping up the crowd.
In case you missed it, Kelly was involved in a serious fight on April 11 after he dinged Yankees hitter Tyler Austin with a 98 mile/per hour pitch. Kelly wasn’t short of bruises and scratches afterward but it’s nice to see he was in good enough spirits to still support the city’s hockey team.
Kelly’s rally seemed to work, considering Boston put their foot on the gas for four more goals. The Bruins top line was all of their opponent, with David Pastrnak leading the way with six points and Brad Marchand playing his part with four.
Toronto now heads back to the Air Canada Centre down two games and will need a serious spark to get back into the series. Perhaps a Toronto Blue Jays player will be featured swinging a towel over his head to rally the squad.
(H/T Boston Globe)