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Preview: Game 2 Bruins vs. Leafs 4/14/18

Will the Bruins dominate again, or are we in for a close game?

Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins

Just the Facts

Who: The Boston Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2nd game of the 1st round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.


When: 8:00 PM

Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA

How to watch: NBC

Rival SBN site: Pension Plan Puppets

Know your Enemy

Team Leaders

  • Zach Hyman - 1G, Connor Brown - 1A, Morgan Rielly - 1A
  • Frederik Anderson: .875Sv% 5.00 GAA, 0-1.
  • Sample size, yo!

Game notes

The Bruins took Game One in convincing fashion, but each game is a new battle and Toronto shouldn’t be overlooked.

  • Injuries are going to be a factor yet again, with Riley Nash and Tommy Wingels both questionable for this matchup.
  • On the other side, Nazem Kadri has been shown the door for the next 3 games as a result of his hit on Tommy Wingels. Kadri, for all his antics is a terrific player and his absence really hurts Babcock’s line matching strategy against the Bruins defense.
  • Special teams played a huge factor in the Bruins controlling the majority of the game. At even strength, particularly in the 2nd period, the Leafs outplayed the Bruins (except the Bergeron line, duh). The referees will likely play a factor once again, which suits the Bruins, especially with Kadri’s presence on the PP missing.
  • Auston Matthews was a ghost in Game 1, with Bergeron running wild on his line. Bergeron is sporting a 75% CF against Matthews at 5v5 this year. Elite.
  • Leo Komarov is on the top line. Just needed to put that in here (please don’t score now Leo...)