Get their act together on the power play
Right now the Bruins have the advantage in this series when it comes to special teams and the Leafs need to find a way to balance that out.
It is no secret that the teams thriving in the playoffs are having success on the power play. Columbus, Boston, Washington, Vegas, Calgary and Winnipeg (the only outlier) are near the top in PP%. Toronto, Nashville, Colorado, and Tampa Bay haven’t converted with the man advantage.
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When Toronto was down 2-0 in Game 2 they drew a power play and let’s just say it was a disaster. They couldn’t generate chances which cannot happen when you’re trailing in a close game like that.
The Leafs penalty kill has been another issue in the series allowing two power-play goals on six opportunities. While the sample size is limited, the team cannot give the Bruins confidence on the power play especially the top unit.
If Toronto wants to gain an advantage over the Bruins, their power play needs to find success.
This is where Auston Matthews needs to have more of an impact not just with his shot but with his playmaking ability.