Freddie Andersen was a rollercoaster ride in Game 3

Riley Nash In, Ryan Donato Out Of Bruins Lineup During Morning Skate Prior To Game 3 Vs. Maple Leafs

Riley Nash In, Ryan Donato Out Of Bruins Lineup During Morning Skate Prior To Game 3 Vs. Maple Leafs

Boston Bruins center Riley Nash made his return to the lineup Monday as the first-round series shifted to Toronto for Game 3 with the Maple Leafs.

Out of necessity, Toronto head coach Mike Babcock had to come up with a new plan to check Bergeron, Marchand and Pastrnak.

Babcock is nothing if not stubborn. Two-way dynamo Nazem Kadri suspended or not, an agitating Leo Komarov still out and wheezing or not, the Bruins were always going to be on the receiving end of the Leafs' best possible punch - or falling ice - upon their arrival to the Air Canada Centre.

Plekanec, who has registered just two assists in 19 games (including playoffs) with the Leafs, will line up between Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau on Toronto's top checking line.

No group embodied this more than the Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak trio. Seeing your guys go into the playoffs, you just have to reset, " he said.

Ryan Donato got his first taste of National Hockey League playoff action on Saturday night, but the rookie will be heading back to the press box for Game 3. "We have to find our confidence, we have to be ready to go".

When the puck dropped to start the game, the Leafs players came out with the determination their coach was talking about.

Minnesota wasn't outplayed as badly on the road as Toronto was, but the night and day difference between the Wild at home compared to on the road is something the Maple Leafs can use as motivation. He did come back to play, and the reports after the game make it sound like he will be playing on Thursday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs aren't done just yet.

The B's had a couple of great chance to tie it up once again before the second period was over.

The Bruins, a team that drew the ninth-most penalties in the regular season, did not earn their first power-play opportunity until the 40th minute of play on Monday. Replays, however, clearly indicated the puck bounced off the top of the glass, so the penalty should not have been called. After Adam McQuaid slid a greasy one through the wickets of Andersen, noted goal-line sniper Zdeno Chara put this short-side squeaker in between Freddie and the post to even the game 2-2. But Andersen committed the cardinal sin for goalies - he let in another softie after his teammates worked mightily to get the lead back. It was the first time in the series the Leafs scored first. The Maple Leafs won't have as much momentum, and hopefully the Bruins will be able to get the win.

Bergeron, Marchand and Pastrnak have already combined for 20 points (5 goals, 15 assists) in the series, as the Bruins collected a pair of blowout wins at TD Garden. From the corner, Bozak threw the puck into the crease and Rask stopped it with his stick, but that set it up on a tee for James van Riemsdyk.

BOUNCE BACK FROM FREDERIK ANDERSEN - Andersen admittedly hasn't been there to bail his team out through the first two games of the series and found himself yanked in Game 2 after allowing three goals on five shots.

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