And now, because of another lackluster performance, the Bruins will be fighting for their playoff lives Sunday afternoon in Toronto.
The Maple Leafs now lead their Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup with the Bruins 3-2, but should this game have gone to overtime?
The game will be televised on NBC in the U.S. In Canada, the game will be televised on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports.
Either way, goaltender interference is bound to be too much of the conversation in a game where the Bruins - yet again - chased the Maple Leafs all over the ice and looked overmatched for the majority of regulation.
Because of how poorly they played in Game 5, the Bruins will have to worry a bit more about the next one, as the potential of it being their last one is now in play. "We scored five last game, so we've got to make sure we shoot everything to the net and recover pucks and just a little bit more offense, I guess". "In the end, we got good goaltending, good specialty teams and won a game". "That's the bottom line. It's about moving forward".
The goal was reviewed and announcers on the broadcast all agreed that it should be goalie interference and believed that the call would be reversed.
One person who clearly didn't get what he wanted was Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy.
The Bruins challenged for goalie interference on Zach Hyman, but the call on the ice stood after video review. The call didn't go our way. "We have time to get ourselves back in the game and to re-group and unfortunately we weren't able to do that".
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The Leafs eventually took a 2-0 lead, but Boston cut the deficit to one with a goal in the final minute. I saw him, he had the puck - as soon as he passed it, it kind of like bumped my head.
"I thought he played great".
I thought Game 5 was Rask's best of the series and he did everything he could to steal the win. The best line on that came from Leafs radio analyst Jim Ralph: "This is a rule that's been around for a long time - the puck has to go in the net to count".
Boston appeared to go ahead with 7:21 left in the period, but Krejci's shot that looked to have gone in at first glance hit the post and stayed out, much to the chagrin of the mostly black-and-yellow clad 17,565 at TD Garden.
Getting pucks to the net was a major problem for the Bruins Friday night, as they managed just six first period shots, nine in the second period and then 14 in the third.
The Bruins pressed hard after the goal, created a couple of chances and were stopped by Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen. A Travis Dermott block on a streaking Sean Kuraly early in the third period was crucial ...
The Bruins had several chances in the first two periods to get themselves on the board first, and spark a home crowd that was begging for any sort of excitement. In the process, Toronto grabbed a 3-2 advantage in the first round best-of-seven series.