The biggest wow factor during Saturday’s night’s Game 2 between the Bruins and Maple Leafs came at the 16:53 mark of the third period.
Toronto forward James van Riemsdyk collected a pass from Mikhail Grabovski in front of the net and, with his back to Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, spun, and after tic-tac-toeing the puck to himself, found an opening just inside the left post.
That magical goal put an exclamation mark on the Leafs’ 4-2 victory.
It didn’t happen exactly as van Riemsdyk planned it, but he said, “I’ll take it; to contribute like that is always fun.’’
Van Riemsdyk now has six playoff goals against Boston, two in the first two games of this year’s series. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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