Do the Boston Bruins Have The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Number?
When a team has another team’s number, it means that one team usually wins the head-to-head matchup. In the case of the Boston Bruins versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins own the Leafs’ number. Whether it is in the regular season or playoffs, Boston has routinely dominated Toronto physically and mentally.
With apologies to those in Leafs Nation who may read this column, there is no better place to start than in the year 2013, when chronicling the Bruins and Leafs rivalry. Toronto had brought Boston to the brink of elimination in their 1st round matchup during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs were leading 4-1 in the 3rd period of the 7th and deciding game of the series. All indications were that if Toronto could hang on for roughly 8 minutes more, they would have eliminated Boston, and all the talk about being