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05/02/2013

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!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Leafs starting five line up for anthems.

 

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

 

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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Nikolai Kulemin checks Andrew Ference.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton celebrates that deflection.

 

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

 

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

 

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Boston Bruins celebrate their third goal.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Really decked!

 

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

 

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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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