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Last night’s easy win for the Leafs may not be so easy to repeat again tonight.

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs
Which player can eat more hot dogs in one sitting?
Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images

Fresh off their resounding defeat of the Devils last night, the Leafs head out on the road to play the Bruins tonight.

We’ll have full a preview of tonight’s game with lineup information later this morning, but we already know that Tuuka Rask won’t be playing tonight.

Effective today, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has been granted a leave of absence relating to a personal matter.

In Marlies news, they lost to the Belleville Senators last night 7-6. The game was obviously crazy given the score, but take a look at this goal by Andreas Borgman.

We go to ex-Borg Seven of Nine for commentary on this goal.

ICYMI

Here’s what we wrote about yesterday.

HHOF inductee Willie O’Ree helped build hockey for everyone - Katya
We all know about how he broke the colour barrier, but he also laid a foundation that changed hockey forever.

Other News

Leafs and Raptors fans get new kosher option at Scotiabank Arena - Canadian Jewish News
"It’s 30 minutes before puck drop at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and customers are lining up for a bite to eat at the Bay St. Deli, the stadium’s only kosher food stall."

Leafs help pay tribute to Sunnybrook veterans - Toronto Sun
Maple Leafs players and alumni dropped in to pay a visit at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre on Wednesday.

Joe Bowen humbled ahead of Hall of Fame induction - The Star
“When I arrived in Toronto I would have paid them to do the games."

Canadiens place Plekanec on unconditional waivers - Eyes On The Prize
The team and Tomas Plekanec agreed to mutual termination of his contract.

Klingberg To Miss “At Least Three Weeks” After Blocking Shot - Defending Big D
John Klingberg fall down go boom.

Thank You Bob Naegele Jr. - Hockey Wilderness
The man who helped bring professional hockey back to Minnesota has passed away at 78.

By The Numbers: What is Wrong With The Hurricanes? - Canes Country
The Hurricanes’ long slump following a hot start to the season yields more questions than answers.

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford rips team, a look at who he was talking about - PensBurgh
“It’s almost like the guys come to the game and say, ‘Let’s just let the top guys do it. Let Sid and Geno and Phil and Letang carry us and well just get through the game and move on to the next game,’ and forget about the work ethic it takes or forget about the role they play.”

NHL Players' Attorney Recommends Concussion Lawsuit Be Settled For $19 Million - Forbes
This agreement would mean just $22,000 per player.

And here’s your weekend laugh. Happy Saturday, everyone!