The Bruins are in Toronto tonight to take on the Maple Leafs (7:00, NHL Network). Most of the players that sat out last night's game will play tonight, plus Blake Wheeler, Matt Hunwick, Adam McQuaid, Vladimir Sobotka, Byron Bitz, Brad Marchand, Jamie Arniel and Tuukka Rask will also dress. Steve Begin, Patrice Bergeron, Drew Larmen, Andy Wozniewski, Mark Stuart, Dennis Wideman, Shawn Thornton, Derek Morris, Michael Ryder, Jeff LoVecchio, Guillaume Lefebvre, and Dany Sabourin round out tonight's lineup. Sabourin will get the nod in the Boston cage tonight.
Vesa Toskala and former Bruin Joey MacDonald will split time in goal for the Leafs tonight. The Leafs are dressing 1st round draft pick Nazem Kadri and offseason addition Garret Exelby. Expect to see a few dust-ups tonight, as the Leafs have decided to dress tough guys Colton Orr, Andre Deveaux, Phil Oreskovic, and Jay Rosehill. Christian Hanson (son of Slap Shot's Dave Hanson) and former Bruin Jason Allison are also expected to dress tonight for the Leafs.
Every ticket to tonight's game was given away for free by the Maple Leafs and Coca-Cola (there's a promotion you will never see in Boston). The game will air on NHL Network tonight at 7:00. I figured since we can actually watch this game on TV, we would do an open thread. Feel free to stop by here for the Public Skate (open thread) starting an hour before puck drop. For more on the Leafs, check out Pension Plan Puppets.