Babcock says Leafs should embrace being in deciding game versus Boston

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"It brings people together and something like that happens, you need to come together".

"It was our job to do what we could to do our job here tonight. you're just out there enjoying a handsome day in Toronto". "Game 7 should be the same".

"Changes the new normal in a family's life forever: no mom, no dad, no brother, no sister", Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said. The Bruins have now reverted back to that form and their inability to create second chances, the Leafs' courage to get in the lanes, Andersen's radar-caliber shot tracking and a little luck are conspiring against them and might send them to an early offseason. "So important that we rally around these people".

The Boston Bruins, who once held a 3-1 series advantage, now find themselves in a do-or-die situation heading back to Boston after the Maple Leafs eeked out victories in games five and six.

Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston with the victor advancing to face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The team says screens showing the Raptors and Leafs games will also be available. "You want to be players, you want to be coaches, you want to be management that's known for getting it done and in order to do that you've got to get it done". You're going to be ready.

"Those are the games everybody wants to watch, games everybody wants to play in and those are the games that make or break you".

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Veteran Patrick Marleau scored two goals in the game, and he has a boatload of playoff experience from his years with the San Jose Sharks.

Trouble loomed for the Leafs when David Krejci beat Auston Matthews on a defensive zone faceoff and DeBrusk beat Andersen at 1:02. But the Leafs replied on the next shift with a tying goal by William Nylander and minutes down the line, after another was disallowed on goaltender interference, a go-ahead goal on a spin-around backhand by Mitch Marner.

His goal was an empty-netter with just over a minute left in the third period to put the game beyond reach for the visiting team. Two fewer goals would have been the difference in a game the Bruins lost by one. And though goalie interference calls have been inconsistent - at best - across the National Hockey League this season, that reversal was hard to argue ... Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak are dominant on the rink for the Bruins, even when they did not win. The game was tied 1-1 until Ovechkin scored consecutive goals in a 5:33 span, including a power-play tally with 1:37 left in the second period. We can't let this get in the way of what we've got going. Roman Polak took exception, wrestling Backes to the ice. There was no sense of too soon, just a hope for the Leafs that they hadn't left it too late. How Backes escaped without an elbowing minor, which appeared to be the original call, was a mystery ... Marner and Plekanec had one assist each.

Jake DeBrusk scored the lone goal for the Bruins, while Tuukka Rask finished with 27 saves for the Black and Gold.

Nylander finally cracked the scoreboard with his first of the series to open the scoring. "We haven't taken a breath since this started".

He could've moved Rick Nash back up, but that would've weakened his third line. Andersen on Sean Kuraly. "I think because we had a foundation of confidence and were a good team we were able to do that". Will it be the Raptors, or the Leafs game. The Maple Leafs continued to ride the momentum and nearly had a 2-1 lead when Zach Hyman found the puck in the paint after Auston Matthews attempted a wrap-around shot.

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