The Bruins are in Toronto again, playing the Maple Leafs for the 3rd time this year.
After 8 games, the Bruins are at 5-1-2, which is good for 2nd place in the Atlantic, (most recently losing to the Leafs late in OT).
What will be the lineup tonight?
Well, Torey Krug, and a bunch of young forwards are injured.
Urho Vaakanainen has been called up and the forward lines have been put in a blender. Charlie Coyle and Anders Bjork will play wing on the 2nd line, and Par Lindholm will center a rookie/prospect line.
Trfent Frederic has been called up from Providence to fill in.
Tuukka Rask will be in goal tonight.
|Bruins Forward Lines|
|Bruins Defensive pairs|
|#40 Tuukka Rask||(#41 Jaroslav Halak)|
Toronto has faced the Bruins twice since losing Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs, winning in an overtime game in toronto and losing to the Bruins in regulation in Boston. John Tavares is back from a broken finger, and Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott are back from injuries dating from the playoffs. Alexander Kerfoot and Mitch Marner are both injured – Marner with an ankle injury that will sideline him for a few weeks.
(h/t Daily Faceoff and TSN beat writer Kristen Shilton):
Maple Leafs Forwards
#18 Andreas Johnsson — #34 Auston Matthews — #29 William Nylander
#11 Zach Hyman — #91 John Tavares — #24 Kasperi Kapanen
#65 Ilya Mikheyev — #19 Jason Spezza — #42 Trevor Moore
#19 Nic Petan — #26 Nick Shore — #33 Frederik Gauthier
Maple Leafs Defense
#44 Morgan Rielly — #83 Cody Ceci
#8 Jake Muzzin — #94 Tyson Barrie
#23 Travis Dermott — #3 Justin Holl
Maple Leafs Goaltending
#31 Frederik Andersen
(#50 Kasimir Kaskisuo)