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Bruins cruise against Bernier, Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 21: Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Toronto Maple Leafs tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 21, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Leafs defeated the Islanders 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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One night into an elevated role with Zdeno Chara on the shelf, Dougie Hamilton’s numbers look pretty good for the Boston Bruins. Of course, some might attribute that to a flat performance by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Jonathan Bernier didn’t make it through the entire game, as Randy Carlyle decided to give him the hook after Hamilton made it 4-0 about four minutes into the third period:

The 21-year-old has that goal and two assists on Saturday. That’s offense than Hamilton produced in his nine previous games this season.

Does this mean the goaltending pendulum swings back to James Reimer in Toronto?

Whatever the case may be, the Maple Leafs’ issues extend beyond the net. (Looks at David Clarkson, in particular.)

Update: The Bruins ended up winning 4-1.

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