Toronto Maple Leafs (27-35-11, 30th in NHL) vs. Boston Bruins (39-28-8, 14th in NHL)

Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Air Canada Centre
Watch:  CBC

Game Day Notes

– Classic spoiler opportunity for the Leafs here against an old foe. One team is in the playoff mix and one is the Matthews mix, but the the Leafs have won six of their last eight and the Bruins have lost five in a row. One team should be significantly looser than the other. The Leafs are playing with house money, the Bruins are at risk of a bad collapse out of a playoff spot.

– The Bruins have won three of four in the season series, but the Leafs won the most recent meeting in early February 4-3 in overtime.

Brad Boyes re-enters the lineup tonight, expected to play on a line with Tyler Bozak and Connor Brown. To make space, Josh Leivo returned to the Marlies today and scored twice and put eight shots on goal in an afternoon win over St. John’s.

Jonathan Bernier starts in goal having won three of his last four, with a .958 save percentage over that span.

Who’s Hot

  • Tyler Bozak 4 points (3g,1a) in last 3 games
  • Milan Michlaek 4 points (1g,3a) in last 3 games
  • William Nylander 5 points (2g,3a) in last 3 games
  • Connor Brown 3 points (1g,2a) in last 2 games
  • Morgan Rielly 4 points (1g, 3a) in last 4 games
  • Brooks Laich 2 points (2a) in last 2 games
  • Ben Smith 2 points (2a)in last 2 games
  • Jonathan Bernier 3-1-0, .958 SV% over last 4 starts

Who’s Cold

Matchup Stats

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Overall StatsBosTor
Record %0.5730.445
Home Winning %0.4580.456
Away Winning %0.6430.333
Shootout Winning %0.80.5
Goal Differential Per Game0.13-0.47
Shot Differential Per Game0.760.82
Hits Per Game26.426.8
PIM Per Game11.59.2
Opponent PIM Per Game10.48.8
Goals Per Game2.872.38
Even Strength Goals Per Game2.171.89
Power Play Goals Per Game0.570.48
Shots Per Game31.531.1
Shots Per Goal1113
Team Shooting %9.10%7.70%
Power Play %20.30%15.20%
Goals Against Per Game2.732.85
ES Goals Against Per Game2.122.11
PP Goals Against Per Game0.590.63
Shots Against Per Game30.7530.23
Shots Against Per Goal11.2510.61
Opp. Team Shooting %8.90%9.40%
Penalty Kill %82.30%80.70%
Save %0.9110.906
Goals Against Average2.72.8
Opponent Save %0.9090.923
Opponent Goals Against Average2.832.34
Opponent Shutouts38

Mike Babcock Game Day

Boston Bruins Projected Lines

Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Lee Stempniak
Frank Vatrano – David Krejci – Loui Eriksson
Matt Beleskey – Ryan Spooner – David Pastrnak
Landon Ferraro – Noel Acciari – Jimmy Hayes

Zdeno Chara – Kevan Miller
Joe Morrow – Dennis Seidenberg
Torey Krug – Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Jonas Gustavsson

Injured: Chris Kelly (broken femur), John-Michael Liles (lower body)
ScratchedZach Trotman, Tyler Randell, Brett Connolly

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines

Michael Grabner – Nazem Kadri – Milan Michalek
Zach Hyman – William Nylander – PA Parenteau
Colin Greening – Brooks Laich – Ben Smith
Connor Brown – Tyler Bozak – Brad Boyes  

Morgan Rielly – Martin Marincin
Jake Gardiner – Connor Carrick
Rinat Valiev – Frank Corrado

Jonathan Bernier
Garret Sparks

InjuredNikita Soshnikov (lower body), Leo Komarov (lower body), Stephane Robidas (lower body), James van Riemsdyk (fractured foot), Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia surgery), Byron Froese (lower body), Matt Hunwick (sports hernia), Viktor Loov (upper body), Peter Holland (upper body)

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