Bruins rake Leafs, 8-0

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Bruins rake Leafs, 8-0

BOSTON -- Tim Thomas had to make only 13 saves on Monday night, en route to his fifth shutout of the season, as the Bruins ended the Toronto Maple Leafs' night early and finished with an 8-0 win at the TD Garden.

Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer was pulled from the game with 7:18 left in the first period, after allowing four early Bruins goals.

Chris Kelly, Greg Campbell, Benoit Pouliot, and Brad Marchand each put a puck past Reimer in the first, and it forced the Leafs to make the switch to Jonas Gustavsson, who wasn't much better.

Gustavsson allowed three second-period goals, including a second goal for Pouliot, just 2:31 into the second period. This was the goal that perfectly portrayed the way this game went for Toronto, as Gustavsson played a puck behind his own net by trying to swing it up the boards, only to have Bruins forward Brian Rolston take it right on the tape, and quickly send it out front to Pouliot for the easy goal and the 5-0 lead.

Zdeno Chara and Rolston went on to also score in the second period, giving Boston a 7-0 lead through two periods.

Tyler Seguin added the eighth Bruins goal of the night with 1:31 left in the game.

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According to ESPN, the Celtics have secured a meeting with Howard after July 1.

Howard, 30, became a free agent after declining a player option that would have paid him more the $23 million in 2016-17 

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