Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs
07:00 PM at Scotiabank Arena

The series is tied one-game-all as the action returns to Toronto for two games.


Defender Andrew Peake was injured in the last game, and to be honest, I did not notice. He is out and Parker Wotherspoon is likely to come in.

Otherwise, if the lineup order is changing, it's unlikely that Jim Montgomery is going to tell people.


Daily Faceoff lines are from game two and subject to change.

Danton Heinen - Pavel Zacha - David Pastrnak
Brad Marchand - Charlie Coyle - Jake DeBrusk
Jakub Lauko - Morgan Geekie - Trent Frederic
John Beecher - Jesper Boqvist - Pat Maroon

Hampus Lindholm - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
Parker Wotherspoon - Kevin Shattenkirk

Jeremy Swayman
Linus Ullmark


Today's news is the Auston Matthews took the morning off, but William Nylander skated on a regular line at morning skate. And then stayed out late with scratch Noah Gregor. Sheldon Keefe gave the "there is a chance" line about Nylander playing.

This game of will he or won't he is typical playoff obfuscation. Clearly he can skate and do drills, but he's very likely not playing tonight, and the lines will remain unchanged.

Here's my thoughts on this question, no matter who the player is: what is the real likelihood that an injury-impaired performance by one player is superior to a healthy performance by another in the same role? If it's not very high, then not playing is usually the right answer. Frankly, unless you're in Game 7 it's always the right answer.

Defence pairs were unchanged at morning skate.


Jonas Siegel via Daily Faceoff

Tyler Bertuzzi - Auston Matthews - Max Domi
Matthew Knies - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Nick Robertson - Pontus Holmberg - Calle Järnkrok
Connor Dewar - David Kämpf - Ryan Reaves

Morgan Rielly - Ilya Lyubushkin
Simon Benoit - Jake McCabe
Joel Edmundson - Timothy Liljegren

Ilya Samsonov - starter
Joe Woll

The Game

Get the puck, keep the puck, score more goals than them. Get home ice, keep home ice, win more games than them.

Sounds simple, doesn't it?