After picking up their first loser point of the year against Detroit, the Toronto Maple Leafs take on one of their major rivals — the Boston Bruins. Boston hasn’t had as much success as you’d expect so far this year, even with David Pastrnak among the league leaders in goals.
Amazing what losing your star center can do to your fortunes.
What’s that? The Leafs had Auston Matthews miss 14 games and Nylander for 28 games and still have the second best record in the league?
Guess when you actually build a team full of talent outside of one line, even missing two star players isn’t such a burden to bear.
ONTO THE LINKS
Maple Leafs Depth Chart and Pipeline List have been updated | by Katya
Familiar faces and new stars highlight CWHL All-Star roster | by nafio and Annie
Nobody Is Going To Offer Sheet Matthews And Marner, And The Leafs Will Match If They Do | by Fulemin
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev is one of hockey’s most peculiar players and people | by Scort Whylor
Leafs Notebook: On William Nylander’s new contract and the full Leafs lineup | by Anthony Petrielli
AROUND THE NHL
A pair of Calgary Flames received suspensions after a rough game vs the Wild earlier this week.
Calgary’s Mark Giordano has been suspended for two games for kneeing Minnesota’s Mikko Koivu. https://t.co/771Qz2CB0z— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 8, 2018
Calgary’s Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for one game for leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change to start an altercation. This is in addition to the automatic suspension announced earlier today. https://t.co/PU62h6QRpO— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 8, 2018
Just give Polak the Norris now.
What a pass by Polak 👀 #GoStars pic.twitter.com/L1DW6xr5Kz— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) December 8, 2018
Just give Ottawa the first overall pick now. Wait...
The Ottawa #Senators have placed center Matt Duchene on Injured Reservehttps://t.co/ncLHoB4MqY https://t.co/19Df9EIT4d— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) December 8, 2018
Goalie temper tantrum!
GO LEAFS GO!