Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins

TD Garden, Boston, MA

7:00 p.m. ET; CBC, CITY, NESN

SBN: Stanley Cup of Chowder


Both teams are on the tired side of a back-to-back, but with different motivation going into today's match. Yesterday, the Boston Bruins won their match 4-1, and the Leafs lost theirs 4-1.

The Bruins were bounced down the lineup to fourth place in the Atlantic last night by that other blue and white team, so they are not going to be happy to rest on the laurels of last night's will. (Do you get laurels for beating Buffalo?)

The Leafs, who have never really played any game of significance against the Bruins, went 2-1-1 against them last year, and are 0-1-1 so far this year. The last game was a shootout loss, proving they are capable of prying a point out of teams higher up in the standings.

Painful thoughts from yesterday:

Leafs Lineup

Likely unchanged from yesterday, unless Babs decides he wants to spring Rich Clune from the pressbox.

Grabner - Kadri - Komarov
Matthias - Bozak - Parenteau
Winnik - Holland - Lupul
Leivo (or Clune?) - Froese - Boyes
Gardiner - Phaneuf
Marincin - Rielly
Hunwick - Polak

Bruins Lineup


Seidenberg-C. Miller
Krug-K. Miller

Rask--likely starter

Is Pastrnak out? Seems like he might be. He was scratched with an upper-body injury last night vs. the Sabres.


5th straight loss by the usual hard-fought 3-2, where the Leafs win the analytics battle and lack exactly one Nylander. OK maybe two Nylanders.