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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:


G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Niklas Hagman 13 6 19 -2 19


G A P +/- PIM
2009 - #81 10 5 15 5 11

 

Goaltending:


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Jonas Gustavsson 16 821 6 5 43 3.14 429 386 .900 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Vesa Toskala 10 537 1 4 35 3.91 259 224 .865 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Joey MacDonald 5 279 1 3 13 2.80 134 121 .903 0

 

Injury Report

 


Boston Bruins Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Lucic ankle 11/26/2009


Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Vesa Toskala groin 12/01/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mike Van Ryn knee 09/30/2009
John Mitchell knee 11/24/2009
Carl Gunnarsson elbow 12/01/2009
Jonas Gustavsson heart 12/03/2009

 

Notes:

- 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

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Leafs Fan YouTube Video