The Bruins' top line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand has dominated the Maple Leafs.
Asked to recall a similar performance, Babcock couldn't.
"I think we're moving our feet well, but we're communicating after nearly every shift about what we're seeing and trying to change things up", Bergeron said.
"They scored a goal that was offside (in Game 1), we didn't have the (evidence in time), we didn't (challenge)".
"I don't know, s-t happens, I guess", Matthews, still without a point in this series and now without a point in multiple games for the first time since January, said.
And look no further than the Leafs' top line, to get an idea of how bad things are right now. I wouldn't rule him out, but we'll know more in the morning.
Game 3 is Monday night in Denver.
David Pastrnak's three-goal, six-point night wasn't just a dominant performance, it was a record-setting one as he became the youngest player in National Hockey League history to score six points in a playoff game.
HONORABLE MENTION: Torey Krug has been on the delivering end of a number of very good passes that have helped set up Boston's offense over the last two playoff games, and was again on Saturday with three assists in 19:54 of ice time.
The Washington Capitals have had an extra day to forget about-or learn from-their mistakes against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their 4-3 overtime loss in Game 1, including third-period penalties that led to two power-play goals from the Blue Jackets to pull even. Columbus stayed resilient despite several injuries and a Josh Anderson ejection, and will be looking for a second win before heading back to OH, but the Caps are still trying to prove they can be a playoff team.
"We need to regroup, take a deep breath and win two at home here taking one game at a time", he said after Game 2. We'll have to look at that, and how it affects us if Player A, B or C comes out.
After some hard lessons taught with a six-game series loss to the Senators a year ago, one that featured both Marchand and Pastrnak largely held in check by a stingy Senator style that almost propelled them to the Cup Final, the B's best are not messing around.
He was forced to switch up in Game 2 because of Nazem Kadri's three-game suspension.
"He's done that all year", said Marchand. "He's an awesome player". After being outscored 12-4 in the first two games of the series, he wanted his team to find a way to recentre while also going over video of what needs to be improved on ahead of Game 3.
Babcock removed starting goaltender Frederik Andersen after Boston's fourth goal in the first period and replaced him with Curtis McElhinney.
The goal came moments after Toronto's Kasperi Kapanen rang a shot off the post on a shorthanded breakaway. Skilled, young and fast, the Maple Leafs were beaten in all three zones in Game 1 - to the puck, off the puck and in front of each net.
The Sharks won both games in Southern California to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference opening-round series.
"It would be hard to pick one (thing), to be honest", Hainsey said of what's ailing the penalty kill.
Toronto cut the deficit back down to three at 9:02 when Bozak scored following some good work from Connor Brown.
"I think we have an opportunity to play at home and that's a big game for us", said Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly. "Our power play has been good all year, nice to get one late (in Game 2) and hopefully it gives us a little boost". So that's our first priority.
With both Wingels and Nash potentially out in Game Two, the next man up is rookie forward Ryan Donato. Wingels, whose injury was not disclosed, skated in practice Saturday but did not play. Leafs winger Leo Komarov appeared to hurt his left knee in a collision with Miller in the second period and did not return.