Boston, MA (Sports Network) - David Krejci registered a goal and two assists, as the Boston Bruins scored four unanswered goals en route to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at TD Garden.
Wade Redden added a goal and an assist, while Nathan Horton and Johnny Boychuk each scored once for the fourth-seeded Bruins, who took three of four meetings against the Maple Leafs during the regular season.
Tuukka Rask stopped 19-of-20 shots to help Boston draw first blood in this best-of-seven series.
James van Riemsdyk netted the lone Toronto goal, while James Reimer, making his first playoff appearance between the pipes, allowed all four goals on 40 shots for the Leafs, who qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2004.
Game 2 of this quarterfinal series is scheduled for Saturday in Boston.