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Bruins Head To Toronto For Final Showdown Versus Maple Leafs

Published February 24, 2018 at 11:55
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Boston Bruins 82 pts (37-13-8) @ Toronto Maple Leafs 81 pts (38-20-5)

7 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
TV: NESN
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule

Date          Game                              GWG


11/10        TOR 3 @ BOS 2 OT       Patrick Marleau
11/11        BOS 1 @ TOR 4             James van Riemsdyk
2/3            TOR 1 @ BOS 4             David Pastrnak
2/24          BOS @ TOR

Team Leaders

Bruins                                                      Maple Leafs
Brad Marchand, 55          Points          Auston Matthews, 50
Patrice Bergeron, 27        Goals           Auston Matthews, 38
Brad Marchand, 33          Assists         Jake Gardiner, 34

The Bruins have a huge game in Toronto tonight with second place in the Atlantic Division on the line.  They will have one more game before the trade deadline with tomorrow afternoon's game in Buffalo to wrap up this five-game road trip.

The Bruins will catch a break as the Maple Leafs will be with out star center and leading goal scorer Auston Matthews, who injured his shoulder against the New York Islanders on Thursday night.  Matthews will have missed three of the four games in the season series against the Bruins due to injury.

There will be only one lineup change from Tuesday night in Edmonton. Kevan Miller will finally make his return to the lineup after missing the last nine games with an upper-body injury.  Adam McQuaid will be a healthy scratch.

The recently acquired Nick Holden will have to wait at least one more game to make his Bruins debut as he will a healthy scratch as well.

The Bruins have lost two of the first three games against the Maple Leafs this season.  Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak each have two goals in the season series and Torey Krug leads the team with four points (1 G, 3 A)

Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Ryan Spooner
Danton Heinen - Riley Nash - David Backes
Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Noel Acciari

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Zdeno Chara- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk – Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER

Tuukka Rask (24-10-4, 2.17 GAA, .922 save %, 2 SO)

INJURY REPORT

LW-Anders Bjork (shoulder) out

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup

FORWARDS                                                                                                

Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Mitch Marner
Zach Hyman- William Nylander - Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Kasperi Kapanen
Leo Komarov - Dominic Moore - Josh Leivo

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott - Roman Polak

GOALTENDER

Frederik Andersen (31-16-4, 2.66 GAA, .923 save %, 5 SO)

INURY REPORT

LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia) out, C-Auston Mattews (shoulder) day-to-day
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