Toronto downs Boston in Game 5

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Toronto's Tyler Bozak beats Boston goalie Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 5 of their series. The Maple Leafs won 2-1 to cut the Bruins' lead to 3-2.  CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLES KRUPA/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Toronto's Tyler Bozak beats Boston goalie Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 5 of their series. The Maple Leafs won 2-1 to cut the Bruins' lead to 3-2.

BOSTON — The Toronto Maple Leafs won in Boston again to force their playoff series to a sixth game.

Now they’ll need to finally win a game at home.

Tyler Bozak scored a shorthanded goal, Clarke MacArthur also scored and James Reimer stopped 43 shots to help Toronto beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 5 on Friday night and stay alive in their first-round playoff series.

Game 6 is Sunday in Toronto, and the Leafs would need a victory then to force a decisive seventh game back in Boston on Monday.

The Bruins won Games 3 and 4 in Toronto earlier in the series. Boston has not lost on the Leafs’ home ice in the playoffs since 1959.

The Bruins turned desperate after falling behind 2-0. Toronto outshot Boston 19-8 in the first period and the edge was 25-12 in the second before the Bruins outshot the Leafs 32-8 the rest of the way.

CAPITALS 2, RANGERS 1 (OT)

In Washington, Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Capitals regained the momentum - and the lead - in their first-round playoff series.

Ribeiro put in the puck after Troy Brouwer deflected a shot from the blue line.

The Capitals lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Sunday in New York.

The home team has won every game in the series, with Washington taking the first two and New York pulling even in Games 3 and 4. The Capitals have been fighting history along the way: The franchise has lost eight playoff series in which it has held a two-game lead.

Brian Boyle scored for New York in the first minute, but that was it for New York's offense. Joel Ward tied it in the second period.

RED WINGS 4, DUCKS 3

In Detroit, Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal 1:04 into overtime, forcing a Game 7.

Detroit blew a two-goal lead in the last 3½ minutes of the third period, sending the team to a fourth OT in a series for the first time in franchise history.

Emerson Etem and Bobby Ryan scored 51 seconds apart late in regulation to pull the Ducks into a 3-3 tie.

Zetterberg, who scored a go-ahead goal 6:19 into the third period, had a shot to win it with about a minute left. But his shot hit the right post and slid across the crease.

Second-seeded Anaheim will host seventh-seeded Detroit on Sunday night in the deciding game.

AVALANCHE: Team president Pierre Lacroix is stepping down after 18 seasons and two Stanley Cup titles.

Josh Kroenke will replace Lacroix, who will serve as an adviser.

HART TROPHY: Three top NHL players are finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy.

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and John Tavares of the New York Islanders are vying for the award.

The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup Finals.


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