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Leafs involved in controversy at the end of game one

Published April 21, 2024 at 11:53

Amidst the heated rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, the battle has already begun, not just on the ice, but in the realm of gamesmanship.

In Game 1 on Saturday night, the Maple Leafs faced a tough loss as the Bruins dominated the game from start to finish. Despite the defeat, it seems that the Leafs attempted to salvage something from the game by trying to skate away with the game puck.

Traditionally, winning playoff teams keep the game pucks as mementos on their journey to the Stanley Cup. Aware of this tradition, the Leafs' attempt to walk off with the puck likely aimed to rile up their opponents.

The Bruins win Game 1 by a 5-1 final and the Leafs are trying to skate off the ice with the game puck. Referees had to intervene.

However, the NHL referees intervened, reclaiming the puck and handing it over to the Bruins. While some may disapprove of the Leafs' actions, it's a reminder of the competitive spirit between the teams. Such gamesmanship only adds fuel to the fire for the upcoming games in the series.

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