Playoff Game Day Thread: RD1,GM6 Bruins @ Maple Leafs

Bruins vs Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs
The Bruins playoffs continue tonight.
BRING IT!

The Bruins continue their first round playoff series versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Screw those guys

The Bruins lead the series 3-2 and have the opportunity to eliminate their opponent tonight.

Hopefully we’ll all have fun watching the Bruins complete the journey all the way through the leafs

I don’t know about you, but I’m done with seeing the Maple Leafs. I know they are a tough opponent, and that level of competition is good experience for a team trying to make a deep playoff run, but I don’t care. Come on Bruins, FINISH THEM!

In game #5, the Bruins let in 4 goals. The first was on the inability of the defense to clear the crease, the 2nd was a 2-on-2 that was handled poorly. The last two were ones that Tuukka could have had, and he got replaced by Khudobin.
On the offensive side, the Bruins did dominate in shots on goal, with 45-21 and won the faceoff battle 35-31. But they were unable to capitalize on 5 of their 6 power play opportunities, including over 1 minute of 5 on 3.
The Leafs were playing on the edge (read: they were interfering, holding the stick, etc.) and the refs were mostly generous with the penalties, which should have strongly favored the Bruins, but it was not enough. Also strangely, they were throwing guys out of the faceoff really late. They got Bergy twice and Plekanec once. This also happened in Game 2. The pantomime that is the faceoff is difficult to interpret from a distance, but clearly the players were more upset about being ejected than usual.
The high note was the 4th line – with both Kuraly and Schaller scoring. The top-6 should have been more effective.

Let’s do some lines.

Scuttlebutt says that Bergy left practice early but is still planning to play tonight, and Cassidy thinking of juggling the lines a little, probably putting in Donato or Wingels for Heinen


It sounds like Babcock is sticking with the updated lines from game #5.

Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

David Krejci

David Krejci

Tommy Wingels

Tommy Wingels

Rick Nash

Rick Nash

Riley Nash

Riley Nash

David Backes

David Backes

Tim Schaller

Sean Kuraly

Noel Acciari

Noel Acciari

Bruins Defensive pairs
Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Charlie McAvoy

Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug

Torey Krug

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid

Bruins Goaltending
Tuukka Rask (Anton Khudobin)

The Leafs get Nazem Kadri back from his suspension, but Leo Komarov is still out due to a lower body injury from an attempted hit on Kevan Miller in game #2.
Latest lineup info h/t Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel):

Maple Leafs Forwards

Zach Hyman Auston Matthews Connor Brown

Patrick Marleau Nazim Kadri Mitch Marner

Andreas Johnsson Tomas Plekanec William Nylander

James Van Reimsdyk Tyler Bozak Kasperi Kapanen

Maple Leafs Defense
Morgan Reilly Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott Roman Polak

Maple Leafs Goaltending
Frederik Anderson Curtis McElhinney

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Just what we all wanted……. Game 7

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Unfuckingbelievable

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Fuck!

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REPEAT
WHY WOULD HE PASS
I AM STILL MAD

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Why would he pass

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C’,Mon boys!! Make ’em feel shame!

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PP.

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Pasta, shoot the puck!