By Allan Muir
An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:
• The biggest reason the Maple Leafs evened their series with Boston? Randy Carlyle played mad scientist with his lines in order to keep Phil Kessel away from Zdeno Chara. That was some serious tactical genius there.
• With the Game 2 win in Boston, the Leafs served notice they won’t be intimidated by the Bruins any longer.
• Nice moment in Boston before the game where Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman was honored as the team’s banner captain in a pre-game ceremony.
• The “bug-eyed, fat walrus” took center stage in Ottawa ahead of the Senators’ Game 3 meeting with Montreal on Sunday. Sounds like he’s not very good with numbers.