Babcock Calls Out Matthews And Nylander.

Published April 20, 2018 at 10:47

Even with the Boston Bruins missing their top player in Patrice Bergeron, the Toronto Maple Leafs still weren't able to even up the series 1-1. With Riley Nash replacing Bergeron on the first line, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for Auston Matthews and William Nylander to break out, but it didn't happen at all."I'm assuming that (Matthews) thought he was going to come tonight and dominate the game. That's what I thought," head coach Mike Babcock told reporters following the game. "I thought the same with (Nylander). That didn't happen."
Babcock hopes the youngsters realize they're playing against seasoned vets. "The other people you're playing against are pros and they're trying too and they're competitive," Babcock added "There's regular-season competitiveness and there's first-round Stanley Cup playoff competitiveness and it keeps amping up the whole way through."

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