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Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins
08:00 PM at TD Garden
Watch on: TBS, truTV, MAX, SN, CBC, TVAS, NESN

The regular season is over, time to start with a blank slate.


Here we go again, it's the Bruins in the first round for the fourth time since the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011.

JVR sitting in the pressbox as the 13th forward should make Species very happy tonight.

100% chance of a Reaves-Maroon fight in Game 1?


Belle Fraser via Daily Faceoff

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
Kevin Shattenkirk - Andrew Peeke

Montgomery isn't revealing his goalie until warm-ups so I'll give a quick rundown of both netminders. Jeremy Swayman won 25 of his 43 starts this season, Linus Ullmark won 22 of his 39 starts. Swayman had a .916 save percentage and allowed 108 goals on 126.5 expected goals against (0.85 g/xg). Ullmark allowed 103 goals on 117.5 expected goals against (0.87 g/xg).

Yeah, I can see how that's a hard decision.


Seven reporters made sure we knew William Nylander (and also Bobby McMann) were NOT at Leafs morning skate. According to Johnston, Nylander woke up on Thursday in some discomfort. There's still a chance they play, but for now we have to assume they're out.

It was an optional skate for the Leafs, so these were the players out there on the ice. Compared to the last game, based on yesterday's practice, the only switch will be Järnkrok in Nylander's spot on the third line.


Mark Masters via TSN

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

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

Ilya Samsonov - projected starter
Joseph Woll - projected backup

The Game

Two vibes to choose from:

Or this:

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