"We've made our adjustments, we've looked - you've got lots of time, you've got one team - you go through it both individually for players and collectively as a group and see what you can improve on". Kadri was suspended three games during last year's Round 1 series; will he involuntarily take a seat again? Babcock said. "We know every series is going to be ultra-competitive".
"We didn't play to our identity in Game 1".
Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been paying close attention to some of the eyebrow-raising results early in the National Hockey League playoffs.
"We were aware of it", Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said.
Kadri also missed time against Boston in the playoffs a year ago for a hit against Tommy Wingels.
If Kadri is unavailable for Game 3, Toronto coach Mike Babcock said he will play either William Nylander or Marleau in Kadri's slot as the team's third-line center.
Toronto is going to have to find a way to take the element away from the Bruins.
Inserted into the lineup after getting healthy scratched for Game 1, veteran winger David Backes was first to a loose puck behind Toronto's net after a Nikita Zaitsev turnover before feeding Coyle in front to bury a shot past Andersen at 4:44.
"It's time for f-ing Auston Matthews to wake up", Avery said. The hit knocked DeBrusk to the ice and the Bruins forward did not return to the game. Pastrnak promptly fed a no-look-behind-the-back pass on a 2-on-1 to Marchand, who delayed before sliding a shot through Andersen's pads as Boston led 24-12 in shot attempts after one.
The Bruins and Leafs play next on Monday night. The Maple Leafs forward stayed down on the ice for several moments afterwards, but ultimately skated off on his own and returned for the start of the third period.
"I'm not sure there is an answer", Kadri said regarding how to stop Marner. Kadri cross-checked DeBrusk in the third period after a series of physical exchanges throughout the game, earning himself a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
Bergeron scored on the ensuing power play at 15:03 to put a bow on Boston's victory as the Leafs now turn their attention to Game 3 - likely without Kadri.