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GDT: Leafs @ Bruins

It’s Nylanders second game, and it’s against his best buddy Pastrnak

NHL: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins


Toronto Dominion Garden, Boston, MA

Broadcast/Streaming: CBC, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, NHL Network,

Opponent SBNation Site: Stanley Cup of Chowdah

Hey Leafs fans, here is your quick preview and game thread all mashed into one like everyone’s favourite snack, nuts and gum!

The Maple Leafs are facing off against the Bruins for the third time this season; the Leafs won 4-2 and lost 5-1 against the Bruins in November.

Maple Leafs

Forward Lines

Zach Hyman - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - Kasperi Kapanen
Connor Brown - Nazem Kadri - William Nylander
Tyler Ennis - Par Lindholm - Frederik Gauthier

Defence Pairings

Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott - Igor Ozhiganov


Frederik Andersen
Garret Sparks

Boston Bruins line

Forward Lines

Brad Marchand - David Krejci - David Pastrnak
Danton Heinen - Colby Cave - David Backes
Ryan Donato - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Joakim Nordstrom
Gemel Smith - Sean Kurlay - Chris Wagner

Defence Pairings

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
John Moore - Steven Kampfer


Jaroslav Halak
Tuukka Rask

Leafs vs Bruins

Maple Leafs Team Bruins
Maple Leafs Team Bruins
20-8-0-1 Record 14-10-0-4
106GF - 78GA - +28 Goal Differential 72GF - 72GA
26.7% - 6th Power Play 27% - 4th
80.3% - 15th Penalty Kill 77% - 24th
John Tavares - 18 Most Goals David Pastrnak - 20
Mitch Marner - 34 Most Assists Krejci / Marchand / Bergeron - 17
Mitch Marner - 40 Most Points David Pastrnak - 32
Hyman / Kadri - 16 Most PM Brad Marchand - 72
Morgan Rielly - 22:18/G TOI Leader Torey Krug - 22:35
Frederik Andersen - .931sv% Starting Goalie Jaroslav Halak - .932sv%

The Bruins, Marchand especially, love taking penalties so this could be a good work out for the Maple Leafs power play.

Halak, who is technically the Bruins back up is starting tonight, and he’s having a much better season than Rask.

The game is at seven, it’s Hockey Night in Canada.

Let’s take the W in Boston and show them why the arena is named the Toronto Dominion.