Bruins Trample of Leafs: Boston vs Toronto in the NHL Playoffs Again!

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Bruins Trample of Leafs: Boston vs Toronto in the NHL Playoffs Again!

Did you know that between 1975 and and 2012, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins never met in the playoffs even once? Yep, almost 4 decades of hockey with a Bruins Leafs playoff matchup. Well, in the last decade or so, things have changed. In 2013, the Bruins beat the Leafs 5 to 4 in Game 7 of a hotly contested series where Toronto even had a 4 to 1 lead in the final game. Then, in 2018, the Bruins took a 3 to 1 lead in the series before the Leafs won 2 in a row to tie it up 3 to 3. in Game 7, the Bruins won 7 to 4. In 2019, the Leafs took a 3 to 2 series lead before losing the next 2 games 4 to 2 and 5 to 1. So, three times in 6 years the Bruins beat the Leafs in a Game 7. In 2024, once again, the two teams are matched up in the 1st round of the playoffs. At the time of the construction of this quiz, the Bruins were up 3 games to 1 and things don't look good for the Leafs. This quiz is about the 2023-24 seasons of the Bruins and the Leafs. Let's drop the puck and see how much you know about that!

Who scored the most goals for Toronto this season?

Other than 'The Big 4', what other Maple Leaf had over 20 goals this season?

Which of these Toronto players had a hat trick this season?

As of April 27, how many consecutive home playoff losses does Toronto have?

Who had the most points for Toronto this season?

Combined, how many hat tricks did Nylander, Marner, and Tavares have this season?

In which of the 1st 4 games did Linus Ullmark play in net for Boston?

Morgan Rielly had 51 assists. Where did he rank on the team?

Which current member of the Bruins used to play for Toronto?

Where is Boston goalie Jeremy Swayman from?

How many goals did Toronto defender T.J. Brodie score this season?

Which Maple Leaf lead his team in assists this season?

Who had the most points for Boston this season?

Toronto had 46 regular season wins. How many did Joseph Woll have?

Which Toronto player did not miss a single regular season game?

How many different Boston players had hat tricks this season?

Who was the only Boston player to get 2 hat tricks this season?

What Bruin lead the team in plus/minus with a +23?

What number does Boston goalie Jeremy Swayman wear?

Which Bruin lead his team in assists this season?

What was the score in Game 1 of their 1st round playoff series this year?

How many hat tricks did Auston Matthews have this season?

In 71 games for Boston this season, how many goals did James van Riemsdyk score?

Which Boston defender had the most points for the Bruins?

Who scored the most goals for Boston this season?

Bruins Trample of Leafs: Boston vs Toronto in the NHL Playoffs Again!

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