Game Day Thread: Maple Leafs @ Bruins

The Leafs are in town, looking for revenge against the Bruins.

The Bruins suffered an embarrassing defeat on Thursday night to the Vancouver Canucks, showing an improvement in scoring depth, but a poor night in team defense, puck control and goaltending.

Also of slightly alarming note… goaltender Tuukka Rask is on personal leave – not for health reasons. GM Don Sweeney has refrained from explaining further, citing privacy. The Bruins signed a goalie on a PTO (Sean Bonar) and called up Dan Vladar from Providence.
The team has also finally spoken aloud concerning the absence of Charlie McAvoy – while mentioning ongoing vestibular issues, the player showed full-on concussions symptoms since the Edmonton game, and has been held out. He has just recently begun skating again.

Let’s do some lines.
First, another baby bruin will be in the house tonight

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

Prospect Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson has been called up for the role of 3rd line center in tonight’s game. Noel Acciari will be a healthy scratch.

Bruins Forward Lines
Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand

Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron

David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak

Riley Nash

Joakim Nordstrom

David Krejci

David Krejci

Jake DeBrusk

Jake DeBrusk

Danton Heinen

Danton Heinen

Player Front Away

#23 Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson

Anders Bjork

Anders Bjork

Paul Postma

Chris Wagner

Sean Kuraly

David Backes

David Backes

Bruins Defensive pairs
Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

Brandon Carlo

Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug

Torey Krug

John Moore

John Moore

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk

Waaaaah!

Stephen Kampfer

Bruins Goaltending
#41 Jaroslav Halak (#80 Dan Vladar)

Toronto has planted themselves firmly into 2nd place in the division. Screw them. Also interesting – two of their big three youngsters are out – William Nylander remains out due to a contract holdout, and Austin Matthews is still nursing a shoulder injury.
(h/t Daily Faceoff):

Maple Leafs Forwards
Zach Hyman — John Tavares — Mitch Marner
Patrick Marleau — Nazem Kadri — Kasperi Kapanen
Andreas Johnsson — Par Lindholm — Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis — Frederik Gauthier — Josh Leivo

Maple Leafs Defense
Morgan Rielly — Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner — Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott — Igor Ozhiganov

Maple Leafs Goaltending
Garret Sparks
(Frederik Andersen)

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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

That was fun!

Quaider4ever
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Quaider4ever

Krejci really going postal this game.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Rrrrrrrrecch

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Owwww krejci

Quaider4ever
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Jake!! That’s a power forward, right there.

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Quaider4ever

That’s a power play goal!!

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Quaider4ever

Wow! Those guys are fun to watch!!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney
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Grzelcyk with the fancy moves