With a chance to clinch the series and move on to the second round in Game 5, Boston didn’t look like the formidable force it proved to be on home ice in the first two games. The Bruins fell behind 2-0 before many fans inside TD Garden finished their first choice of beverages in what was ultimately a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Enjoy these playoffs as it get’s more intense by the game!!
Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate an empty-net goal by Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (34), not shown, during third period NHL hockey action, in Toronto on Saturday, April 8, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Portrait of Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky during a photo shoot on the ice. Edmonton, Canada 1984
Wayne Gretzky doesn’t think he would have been as great of a hockey player in the 1950s.
He’s not being humble. More like fearful.
Yes, the greatest goal scorer who ever played the game would no doubt have had an easier time putting the puck past goalies who didn’t wear masks and rarely left their feet to make a save. But that’s assuming he could make it up the ice in one piece.
“The (Gordie) Howes and (Maurice) Richards typically had to fight for themselves,” Gretzky said in a phone interview. “That was the game back then. When you’re 150 pounds, that would have been more difficult for me. I’m always the first guy to sit here and say I came around at the right time. It was a different game.”
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