Bourque scores lone goal in Bruins' win over Leafs

Bourque scores lone goal in Bruins' win over Leafs
February 2, 2013, 10:17 pm
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Boston Bruins left wing Chris Bourque scores on Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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TORONTO (AP) Chris Bourque scored his first goal with the Bruins and Boston held on to edge the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 on Saturday night.

The Bruins threatened throughout the tightly played game, but James Reimer stopped 33 shots from all angles as Boston came at him in waves.

The Bruins (6-1-1) limited the Leafs to 21 shots and killed off two penalties in the last nine minutes to hang on to beat Toronto (4-4).

This was the first meeting between the teams this season. Boston won all six matchups last season, outscoring the Maple Leafs 36-10. The one-sided series included 7-0 and 8-0 margins.

Boston is 24-5-5 in its last 34 games against Toronto and 13-2-3 in its past 18 visits to Toronto.