May 2, 2013
Leafs will try to switch it up for Game 2
By LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

Jake Gardiner and Ryan O'Byrne could play on Saturday for Game 2 vs. Boston. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

In the Boston Bruins’ dressing room, they called it “flicking the switch.”

That was the moment in Game 1 when the team suddenly remembered it has 1,273 collective playoff games and 22 Cup rings spread along the stalls.

The Maple Leafs have about a sixth of that experience to draw upon and only their head coach has touched the Cup. Which explains why the B’s won 4-1 with such ease after falling behind on an early goal.

Now that they’ve poked the bear awake from hibernation, Randy Carlyle looked around the ice at Boston University on Thursday and wondered who and what he’s going to use for a tranquillizer.

Toronto’s lineup for Game 2 on Saturday will be altered on forward and defence, due to an injury, but also the inability of some to keep up the playoff pace.

Forget fighting fire with fire. By now, the Leafs know the Bruins aren’t bothering much with fourth-line thumpers Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren, content to out-play them five-on-five.



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