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The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Boston Bruins 2-1 thanks in part to Nylander and Woll, advancing the series to Game 7.

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The Boston Bruins were beaten 2-1 on Thursday night by the Toronto Maple Leafs, who were led by William Nylander’s two goals and 22 saves. With this victory, the series will go to a seventh and final game.

“We battled fiercely,” said Nylander, who was out for the first three games for an unspecified reason. “And Woller was excellent.”

Toronto was down 3-0 in the series, but they rallied. They won 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday in Boston to stave off elimination. On Saturday night, the series will resume in Boston with a decisive game. The victor moves on to play the Florida Panthers.

Nylander had assistance from Morgan Rielly on both goals. For the Bruins, Jeremy Swayman made 24 saves. With only 0.1 seconds left, Morgan Geekie broke Woll’s shutout, though.

Coach Jim Montgomery of the Boston Bruins had high expectations for his club in the decisive game, mentioning forward David Pastrnak in particular.

Montgomery remarked, “This is the time for your best players to shine.” “I think they’re trying, but they need to make big plays when it counts.” In the series, Marchand has performed this. Pasta must take the lead.

Pastrnak said, “I may not have taken enough shots. I really ought to concentrate more on shooting. That typically makes things easier for me. After missing Game 4 due to illness, Auston Matthews was absent from Toronto’s lineup for the second straight game.

With 54.8 seconds remaining in the second half, Nylander opened the scoring. Timothy Liljegren gave him the puck, he stepped away from his opponent, and he shot. After hitting Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy, the puck slipped past Swayman.

Sheldon Keefe, the coach of Toronto, stated, “This is what you expect from a player like him.” Large-scale celebrations were sparked after the goal both outside Maple Leaf Square and inside Scotiabank Arena.

With 2:13 remaining in the game, Toronto scored once more to take a 2-0 lead. Nylander went on the attack after receiving a feed from Matthew Knies and scored with a backhand shot.

“They are very desperate, fighting to stay in the series,” Marchand remarked. It’s never easy to win that match. But I believe we performed better tonight than we did the night before. We would have welcomed a home Game 7 versus Toronto if someone had told us at the beginning of the season.

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