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Leafs drop their first playoff game in nine years.

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos


Baby steps, the first was to actually make the playoffs, the next step will have to be win a game.

In fairness, since the last time I covered Toronto's team, I bought a house, got married and had two kids.

Even scarier, there have been four generations of cameras since!


The Leafs skate in the morning of their first playoffs in nine years.


Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Kostka was the first Leaf out in the morning skate.


Toronto Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel in the morning skate.


Steve Wylie gets a friendly choke from Adam Wheeler in front of the Bobby Orr Statue.


Leafs fans remember better years  as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Boston Bruins in Game 1.


Leafs starting five line up for anthems.


Toronto Maple Leafs' James van Riemsdyk goes flying in front of Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.


Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Nikolai Kulemin checks Andrew Ference.


 Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf mix it up.


Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer keeps his eye on the puck.


Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton and Toronto Maple Leafs center Jay McClement (11) try to corral a loose puck.


Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer loses his stick for the second time in the first period.


 Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton deflects the puck past James Reimer.


 Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton celebrates that deflection.


 Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin beats James Reimer but not the post.


Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Phil Kessel takes a hit from Brad Marchand.


Boston Bruins celebrate their third goal.


The referee takes the puck out of the net after the Bruins beat James Reimer for the third time.


Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic celebrates in front of James Reimer as the Bruins score their fourth goal.


Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask gets enough of the puck to deflect it wide.


Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg punishes Joffrey Lupul in the corner.


Toronto Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski is decked by Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk.


Yeah,  Mikhail Grabovski was really decked by Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk.


Really decked!


Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron knocks the puck past James Reimer but the goal was disallowed.


Toronto Maple Leafs centre Leo Komarov has his jersey pulled up in scrap with Boston Bruins centre Chris Kelly. 







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this looks more like a "oh we are the bruins and we won, and leafs suck" Boston fan - how can the idiots are thestar publish this crap !? not a single pic of Leafs goal, hit or players, how marchand, horton, lucic kept getting owned... leaf's cross bar bu JVR, who essentially outmanned chara...nothing mentioned, what a load of crap

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