Toronto will play Boston at home in Game 3 Monday, and DeBrusk will be in the lineup.
Andreas Johnsson, also with a goal and an assist, and Trevor Moore provided the rest of the offence for Toronto.
But he wore goat horns in Game 2, losing the puck at the side of Toronto's net for an easy Boston tap-in that made it 3-0 in the second period.
The Leafs' lead didn't last long, as Bruins centre David Krejci netted his first of the playoffs at the 3:30 mark to tie it up. The Under is 25-10-1 in Boston's last 36 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 6-1 in Toronto's last seven vs. the Eastern Conference.More news: Man United squad arrives in Barcelona with Sir Alex Ferguson
Mike Babcock speaks with the media following tonight's game.
There is the possibility that Babcock won't have to worry about that until next season if the Leafs are ousted by the Bruins, considering the length of suspension that many expect.
"The only problem with Kadri's hit [on DeBrusk] is he didn't take the top f-ing row of DeBrusk's teeth out", Avery said.
The Leafs will be looking to rebound Monday following a physical and emotional Game 2 that saw the Bruins come out swinging - literally and figuratively - following a sub-par performance in Toronto's emphatic 4-1 victory in the opener.
"Just a team effort", Rielly said.More news: New Palestinian PM sworn in before President Abbas
Boston responded on a power play of its own with 37.3 seconds left in the period when Coyle collected a puck off the end boards to score his second of the series.
The Maple Leafs meanwhile perhaps deserved a much better fate in their Game 2 loss to the Bruins as they had some ugly goals given up but at no fault to Frederik Andersen who was absolutely spectacular in the Maple Leafs crease. You can see where the emotions got to him, sticking up for a teammate.
The NHL, if it so decides, could levy a suspension of six games or more considering the hearing is not being done by phone.
And all four of Kadri's previous suspensions also involved him targeting an opponent's head, a no-no in today's game.
Not only was Kadri briefly knocked out of the game due to a controversial open-ice hit by DeBrusk, but DeBrusk hit Patrick Marleau into the turnbuckle just prior to the cross-check. His cross-check on Jake DeBrusk in Game 2, to them, looked an terrible lot like what Kadri did to Luke Glendening three years ago, a play that resulted in a four-game suspension.More news: Lori Loughlin and husband plead not guilty in college admissions case
The Boston Bruins evened their series with the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-1 but the game was marred by bad officiating and dirty play. Bruins defenceman Connor Clifton sat out with an undisclosed injury, while winger Marcus Johansson missed a second consecutive game with an illness. In his career, he has gone 17-9 with a 2.13 GAA against the Maple Leafs (Reg Sea) and 36-31 with a 2.24 GAA in the postseason. Partly for his ranking, but mostly for his ability to do one thing he severely understated when asked about the role he plays on the Leafs man advantage.