Final

Series (Game 2 of 6)

Series tied 3-3

Game 1: Thursday, December 4th
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Bruins0
Game 2: Thursday, January 1st
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Bruins3
Game 3: Tuesday, February 17th
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Maple Leafs2
Game 4: Tuesday, March 2nd
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Maple Leafs3
Game 5: Tuesday, March 16th
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Maple Leafs1
Game 6: Thursday, March 25th
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Bruins0

Maple Leafs 2

(21-8-3, 52 pts)

Bruins 3

(15-11-4, 43 pts)

7:00 PM ET, January 1, 2004

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 T
TOR 0 1 12
BOS 1 2 03

Top Skaters

Toronto: M. Stajan - 1 G, 3 SOG, +1

Boston: N. Boynton - 1 G, 4 SOG, +3

Morrisonn has goal, assist for Boston

BOSTON (AP) -- Shaone Morrisonn had a goal and an assist to help the Boston Bruins snap a nine-game winless streak at home with a 3-2 victory Thursday night over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Felix Potvin preserved the victory when he robbed Tom Fitzgerald with a glove save with 29 seconds remaining. Potvin stopped 22 shots and won for the first time in Boston this season. He was 0-2-3 in his previous five appearances.

Morrisonn scored his first NHL goal for Boston, 0-5-4 during its winless streak.

Toronto is 0-2-1 since earning at least one point in a team-record 16 straight games.

Gary Roberts cut Toronto's deficit to 3-2 with a power-play goal at 10:58 of the third period when he redirected Ken Klee's shot from the point over Potvin's shoulder. The Bruins had killed off 41 of their previous 42 short-handed situations.

Morrisonn gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead when he took a drop pass from Martin Lapointe and beat Ed Belfour with 1:04 remaining in the first period.

Matt Stajan tied it 1-1 for the Maple Leafs when his pass from behind the net deflected off the right skate of Morrisonn and went through the legs of Potvin at 2:48 of the second.

Patrice Bergeron and Nick Boynton scored 4:41 apart midway through the second period to give Boston a 3-1 lead. Bergeron wristed a shot past Belfour from the slot, and Boynton capped off the scoring at 14:14 when he knocked in his own rebound. Bergeron is second in rookie scoring with 22 points.

Boston outshot Toronto 15-3 in the first period despite Bruins' defenseman Dan McGillis receiving a game misconduct and major penalty for checking Alexei Ponikarovsky from behind.

Doug Doull earned his first NHL point by assisting on Morrisonn's goal. The Bruins have scored 13 times in their last nine games.

Belfour made 38 saves for Toronto.

Game notes


Mikael Renberg returned to the Maple Leafs lineup after missing three games for personal reasons. ... Boston assigned veteran forward Rob Zamuner to Providence of the AHL. ... Toronto and Boston will play three times during a 23-day stretch starting March 2. ... The Bruins' longest winless stretch at home was an 11-game streak during the 1924-25 season. ... LW Sergei Samsonov returned to the Bruins lineup after missing nine games because of a knee injury.

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