BOSTON - Didn’t see that coming.
Three of a possible four points against their major mental block, the Boston Bruins?
It’s true, the Maple Leafs did it. Two nights after beating the Bruins in Toronto, the Leafs managed to squeeze another point out of the Bruins in a 3-2 shootout loss before 17,565 at the TD Garden.
Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron beat James Reimer in the game-ending skills competition, but only Tyler Bozak could beat Tuukka Rask at the other end.
The Leafs, who held a 2-0 lead in the second period, fell to 0-4 in shootouts this season, and all have come in the past eight games.
The Leafs have gone five games in a row without losing in regulation.
Joffrey Lupul and Nikolai Kulemin scored for the Leafs, who had two wins in their previous 12 visits to Boston.
Kulemin was stopped by Rask in the shootout, ending the Leafs’ hopes for a second consecutive victory.