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Frederik Andersen helps Maple Leafs beat Bruins 3-1 to force Game 7

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) is hit in his mask by the puck during third-period NHL round one playoff hockey action against the Boston Bruins in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. (Frank Gunn / Associated Press)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) is hit in his mask by the puck during third-period NHL round one playoff hockey action against the Boston Bruins in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. (Frank Gunn / Associated Press)

TORONTO – Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series.

William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Tomas Plekanec scored for the Maple Leafs, who trailed the series 3-1 before winning two straight. They also trailed 1-0 early in the second period of this one. Nikita Zaitsev added two assists, and Marner and Plekanec each had one.

Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, and Tuukka Rask – pulled in Game 5 at home, finished with 27 saves.

Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston with the winner advancing to face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference semifinals..

There was a moment of silence before the opening faceoff at Air Canada Centre to honor the 10 people killed Monday when a van mounted a sidewalk in Toronto’s north end and struck multiple pedestrians. Fifteen others were injured.

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