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19 Apr 19
Boston Herald
Bruins second-year left wing Jake DeBrusk was on the receiving end of a major headline in the deadlocked opening-round Stanley Cup playoff series vs. the Maple Leafs. Now he’s looking to write the sort of headlines he did a year ago against the same foe. Seeking his first goal four games into the series, DeBrusk scored five goals, including two in Game 7, against the Leafs as a rookie. “It was a good series for me last year personally and we won as well,” DeBrusk said at the Friday morning skate. “It gives you confidence you can do it at this time of year. You dream your whole life, you watch playoff hockey your whole life as a fan, and you just want to hopefully get there one day. I found that last year was one of those things where it just gave me confidence going into the season.” And going into this postseason as well. “I still have confidence, even though I haven’t broken the schneid,” DeBrusk said. “I still understand that I can do it. It’s just a matter of going out and executing.” DeBrusk said that producing in the first round of the playoffs, “especially as a rookie and feeling the weight of the series was big for me in a lot of different ways.” So far, the Leafs have done a good job of making sure DeBrusk hasn’t gotten going because when he does he has a way of staying hot. He scored nine goals during a 13-game streak stretching from Feb. 12 through March 19. “They’ve made some adjustments, especially early on in the series I felt that I was getting more attention,” DeBrusk said. “It’s one of those things that comes with the territory.” DeBrusk, who picked up an assist in the Game 3 loss in Toronto, had a big indirect impact on the series with a hit that he had no clue would echo as loudly as it did. In apparent retaliation for DeBrusk shouldering Leafs veteran Patrick Marleau into the glass and onto the ice in Game 2, Nazem Kadri used his stick to deliver a savage cross-check to DeBrusk’s face, a dirty deed that kayoed Kadri for the rest of the series with a suspension. In sports, sorting the good guys from the bad guys all depends on the location of the judges. Since Games 3 and 4 were in Toronto, the player who took the stick to the face was the bad guy, not the player forced to watch the rest of the series serving a suspension. “It was interesting,” DeBrusk said. “I’ve never been booed before, so that’s new. It’s kind of like cheers here in Boston, that’s how I took it anyway. Obviously, nice to be back at home to feel the energy from the fans. It’s going to be exciting. Can’t wait to get out there.” He won’t hear any boos at TD Garden and could turn the place bonkers by finding the net. “Yeah, it’d be nice,” he said. “It would obviously be something I’m looking to do. I think this time of year it’s one of those things it doesn’t matter who’s scoring as long as we win.” Which, of course, would be easier to accomplish if DeBrusk, who ranked fourth on the Bruins with 27 goals and sixth with 42 points, catches fire. “I would like to kind of find my game,” he said. “I think that I’ve had some zeros and some hundreds in there, so I mean I just have to find some consistency in general and do some things that make me successful,and hopefully that leads to some goals.” If anyone had any doubts as to the quality of the Bruins’ opponent, those quickly vanished with the Leafs’ Game 1 victory in a series in which no team has won back-to-back games, a pattern the Bruins were looking to break in Game 5 for what would be their first lead in the series. “They’re a high-potency offensive team,” DeBrusk said of the Leafs. “They’re a heavyweight.”      
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