The Bruins will try to bounce back from an embarrassing 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night when they host #81 and the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at TD Garden in a match-up that NESN is referring to as "Kessel-Mania I".
Know Your Enemy
Toronto Maple Leafs (8-12-7)
Head Coach: Ron Wilson
Season Series: First of six meetings this season
Leading Goal Scorers:
|2009 - Niklas Hagman||13||6||19||-2||19|
|2009 - #81||10||5||15||5||11|
|2009 - Jonas Gustavsson||16||821||6||5||43||3.14||429||386||.900||0|
|2009 - Vesa Toskala||10||537||1||4||35||3.91||259||224||.865||0|
|2009 - Joey MacDonald||5||279||1||3||13||2.80||134||121||.903||0|
Boston Bruins Injuries
Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)
|Player||Injury Type||Injury Date|
Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
- Former Bruin Joey MacDonald will likely get the start in goal for the Leafs tonight.
- I would like to see the Bruins start Tuukka Rask in goal against the team that drafted him. The Bruins didn't hold a morning skate, so we won't know until game-time who the starter will be.
- Toronto actually has a winning record on the road (6-5-4)
- The Bruins will wear their 3rd jerseys tonight for the 5th time this season.
- The Bruins have recalled defenseman Johnny Boychuk from Providence.
- I'm predicting a 65/35 boo to cheer ratio for #81 from the Garden crowd tonight.
- #81 got into a tickle fight with Kris Russell on Thursday night
- The puck drops at 7:00 and the open thread start right here at 6:30.
- For more on the Leafs and tonight's game (and revised colonial history), check out Pension Plan Puppets
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