It took almost eight periods but Toronto's best player has shown up on the scoresheet - and just in time to save Leafs Nation from blowing its collective gasket.
It had not been a happy marriage since Plekanec became a Leaf back on February 25, with the former Montreal Canadien looking disinterested at times and out of sorts at others through his first 19 games with Toronto, including two in the playoffs.
Working the cycle and hemming the Bruins in the zone, Jake Gardiner delivered an agressive pinch which eventually saw the puck land on the stick of Willy Nylander who, as he often does, found his partner in crime before Matthews roofed it past Tuukka Rask.
Boston's 2-0 series lead is simply a case of the Bruins' best players playing like they are their team's best players.
The 31-year-old played on the top line in Game 1, but was bumped down to the fourth in the second period after going down 4-0.
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Boston's game plan from the opening faceoff of Game 1 has been clear, hit everything wearing a Maple Leaf and fire the puck on net from anywhere.
Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog are capable of dictating the pace, and the Avs will get tremendous support from their home crowd.
"We let them hang around a bit", Predators center Nick Bonino said, per Adam Vignan of the USAToday Network.
Before I bet a line I think is questionable, I always try to deduce what the catch might be.
Nashville is capable of winning on the road, and stars like Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi, Viktor Arvidsson and P.K. Subban can take over any game.
The Bruins outscored the Maple Leafs by a combined 12-4 in the opening two games, ones in which Toronto looked overwhelmed despite having beaten the Bruins in three of four games in the regular season. That means getting better goaltending.
Nash scored 15 goals and assisted on 26 more in 76 games played this season. Nobody expected them to do anything against the powerful Preds, but they have pushed hard to this point. That, in a seven-game format that gives the home team the advantage, is obviously true. Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf will set the tone, and the Ducks win on the road and start to turn this series around.
According to NokiaPowerUser , the Nokia 3 smartphones in India have started receiving the stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo. It is now unknown whether this will be a smartphone that will launch globally, or be reserved for certain Asian markets.
Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prudential Financial from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company's stock.
Atletico Madrid eased to a 3-0 win at home over Levante to strengthen its hold on second place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Elsewhere in Spain on Sunday, John Guidetti's early goal gave Alaves a 1-0 win at Eibar , lifting them up to 15th in La Liga.
In Missoula County Justice Court Monday, the judge set bail at $250,000 after prosecutors told the court Antill is a flight risk. DeSpain also released a photo of Baker and a surveillance photo that police said shows him walking near the time of the crime.
Of the 26 companies in the S&P 500 that have stated earnings to date, 70 percent have stated earnings above analyst expectations. The Stock now has Analyst' mean Recommendation of 1.8 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.
Trump pardoned Libby on Friday, saying that, while he has never met him, he had "heard that he has been treated unfairly". President Donald Trump issued his third pardon on Friday, granting clemency to I.
At issue is exactly who gets to look at Cohen's seized documents and devices before they are turned over to prosecutors. Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Cohen, drew gasps and laughter from the public gallery when he named Hannity as the client.
The company has a market cap of $28,243.96, a P/E ratio of 20.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.49. Over the past 5 trading days, the stock has moved -0.82%.Over the past 12 weeks, the stock has seen a change of 4.34%.
Faisal claimed that the facts regarding visits of Consular/Protocol teams on April 12 and 14 have also been twisted. On Sunday, the officials of Indian High Commission visited Gurdwara Punja Sahib, he claimed.
He carried what was left - pretty much just the handle - with him to first base, watching the ball sail into the bullpen area. These are just some of the reactions to the phenomenal swing by baseball's home run leader.
American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years
Coming in right behind Linden, American runner Sarah Sellers finished second in today's women's race, with a time of 2:44:05. At the beginning of her Boston Marathon race, Desiree Linden was not sure if she had enough to make it to the finish line.
Jinder Mahal Moves to Raw, Loses US Championship to Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy kicked off Monday Night Raw on Monday by winning the United States Championship for the first time in his career. When he moved to SmackDown, he received a controversial push that ultimately brought him the WWE Championship and the U.S.
Raytheon Company (RTN) Hit 52-Week High at $224.84
Investors holded 205.51 million in 2017Q3 but now own 202.53 million shares or 1.45% less. 43,315 are held by Narwhal Cap Mngmt. The ratio fall due to RTN positioning: 36 sold and 374 reduced. 106 funds opened positions while 340 raised stakes.
Chemical arms probe in Syria stalled due to security
Speaking to reporters, Erdogan said he had told both Trump and Putin that increasing tensions in the region was not right. The government, however, said evacuations from Douma were ongoing and no Syrian government forces had entered the town.
Darren Moore not out of place as West Brom stun Mourinho
It was left to bottom of the table West Brom to shock the Old Trafford faithful by winning 1-0, much to the amusement of many. Manchester City have became the Premier League champions. "We were masters in complication, everything was complicated".
Foster will not participate in 49ers team activities
He is scheduled to meet with the team this week, a sitdown that could determine his future with the franchise. Foster is accused of dragging his girlfriend by the hair and punching her in the head eight to 10 times.
Storm Team 11 Forecast: Cold Tonight With Freeze Warnings
But it's cold! Temperatures have plummeted into the widespread 40s, with even some spotty 30s showing up in the Wiregrass. It will continue to be breezy on Monday with winds out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour , with some higher gusts.
Syrian State TV Says Air Defenses Shoot Down Missiles
A statement from the Syrian regime added that several missiles were intercepted, but these reports are unconfirmed. A satellite image shows the Him Shinshar Storage site west of the city of Homs, Syria, April 14, 2018.