“Claude, he plays four lines. Everybody plays and whether you play a little bit less, for the most part everybody plays. I think that’s why we’re such a good team and guys can get a break and they can really work hard during their shift.”
Boston led 2-1 after one period and David Krejci and Boychuk scored in the second against James Reimer. The goalie, like 14 of his teammates, was making his playoff debut.
The Maple Leafs are “a pretty inexperienced group,” Bozak said. “There might have been a few nerves there.”
The Bruins, with 17 players from the team that won the Stanley Cup two years ago, were much more poised.
“It doesn’t matter to me what the Leafs do. What matters to me is what we do,” Julien said. “That’s what I plan on doing, keeping the focus on our team.”