Now we can really say the playoffs have begun for the Boston Bruins. And David Krejci made sure it got off on the right foot.



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To Claude Julien, Game 4 came down to the Bruins getting a break and making one of their own. Tuukka Rask made a glove save on Joffrey Lupul midway through overtime through a partial screen.

TORONTO — David Krejci scored the third goal of a hat trick at 13:06 of overtime to give the Bruins a 4-3 win and put the Bruins, who now hold a 3-1 series lead, a win away from closing out the Leafs as the teams head to Boston for Game 5.

TORONTO — On Tuesday, Maple Leafs players stayed away from questions about the “Toronto Stronger” sign that was held up — complete with blue and white ribbon — by a fan prior to and during the Bruins’ Game 3 victory in Toronto.

TORONTO – Brad Marchand dropped one glove when he was tied up with Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel in the third period of Boston’s 5-2 Game 3 win, and he said Tuesday that he it was to gauge whether Kessel would stick to his word.

TORONTO -- Can the Bruins take a 3-1 series lead against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday? In order to do it, they'll need to do something they haven't done in 12 games: win two in a row. 



TORONTO — It came a little earlier than it did two years ago, but the coaches have officially begun a war of words through the media.

Legendary Hockey Night in Canada commentator and former Bruins coach Don Cherry joined Mut & Merloni on Tuesday morning to talk about the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Championship teams are defined by how they handle adversity.

In their Stanley Cup title run two years ago, the Bruins were down 0-2 in the first and last series they played but still managed to win each in seven heart-stopping games. They had to win three Game 7s, including the Cup-clincher in Vancouver.



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TORONTO -- A year ago, people were wondering what happened to Milan Lucic. A month ago, people were wondering if the struggling forward just wasn't the player he'd once been. It's early -- very early -- but the playoffs just might be where Lucic reintroduces himself to the hockey world.