Final score: Toronto 4, Bruins 3 (shootout)

By S. Bradley

BOSTON — Luckily for the Bruins, the odds are Tuukka Rask slim that Toronto will be in the postseason mix.

Because the Maple Leafs have become a difficult team for Boston to even pull out a point against.

For the third straight time, the Bruins couldn’t solve the Leafs, as they dropped a 4-3 shootout decision at TD Garden tonight.

Nazem Kadri scored the lone shootout goal, while Tyler Seguin, Michael Ryder and Rich Peverley all failed to beat goaltender James Reimer, who finished regulation and overtime with 35 saves.

With just one point, the Bruins failed to wrap up the Northeast Division title, which meant the Boston organization had to put back the celebratory hats.

Here’s a glance at the box score:

•Andrew Ference scored his third goal of the year for the Bruins, while Brad Marchand and David Krejci added Boston’s other scores.

•In net, Tim Thomas was victimized by a couple bad bounces and finished with 28 saves on the night.

•Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was minus-2 but blocked a game-high six shots.

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