Rielly drew an assist on the game's opening goal, as Toronto beat Boston 3-2 in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series. Rielly was able to record his first point of the playoffs but is still in search of his first goal since March 16, having gone over a month without lighting the lamp. Still, an assist is as valuable and could get Rielly going ahead of a critical Game 4 where another win would give Toronto a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Rielly has six shots but no points in two games against the Bruins this postseason. He had a Norris-caliber season with 72 points in 82 games, but Rielly is working to contain the top Bruins' scorers. He'll get his chances on the power play, but Leafs fans should be happy Rielly is focused on keeping pucks out.
Rielly registered two assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Monday's 7-5 win over the Panthers. Only Brent Burns of the Sharks and Calgary's Mark Giordano have more points than Rielly's 70-spot among defensemen, with the pair producing 77 and 72 points, respectively. Obviously, playing with the likes of Auston Matthews and John Tavares has its benefits, but with three goals and 16 assists on the man advantage, Rielly is actually lagging behind his power-play output from the 2017-18 season, when he managed a goal and 24 helpers in that key special teams spot. Nonetheless, the B.C. native's sky-high shooting percentage (9.6) has been a huge catalyst for his success in all situations this campaign.
Rielly scored a goal Saturday in a 6-2 loss to the Senators. It was a beauty shot -- off the inside of the post and in. Rielly is the first defender this season to hit 20 goals. He's putting up a Norris-worthy performance and should be in your lineup every Leafs game, even when they stink up the joint like they did Saturday.
Rielly scored a power-play goal and added an assist at even strength in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Blackhawks. The 25-year-old now has four goals and 10 points in his last 11 games, keeping Rielly among the NHL's scoring leaders off the blue line -- his 19 goals ranks first, while his 67 points is second only to the Sharks' Brent Burns. The Leafs have a playoff spot all but locked up, but with home-ice advantage at least through the first round on the line, expect Rielly to continue seeing a big workload and making a big impact down the stretch.
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