Embarrassed and desperate after getting steamrolled by the Bruins through the first two games at Boston, the Toronto Maple Leafs had a point to prove.
His name sitting comfortably at the top of that list, Auston Matthews responded in a big way.
Matthews scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to lead the Maple Leafs picked in a 4-2 victory Monday night, cutting the Bruins' lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series to 2-1.
Toronto was reeling in the wake of 5-1 and 7-3 losses on the road, but got back to using its speed at home.
"I don't think any of us felt we played how we're capable," Matthews said. "Tonight definitely was...