BRUINS AT MAPLE LEAFS
7 p.m. EST CBC, NBCSN, NESN, TVAS
Toronto leads Best-of-7 series 2-1
Game Day Report: Stanley Cup Playoff Edition – Game 4
Game 4 of the 1st round series between the Maple Leafs and the Bruins plays tonight in Toronto. The Leafs will attempt to build on their solid play in Game 3 and stretch this series to 3-1 in their favour.
The Leafs had an excellent start to Game 3. Leading off with the Matthews line, they had jump, they laid the body and they took the game to the Bruins. In an almost unheard of move by Coach Babcock, he threw the Matthews line right back out after a quick rest from their 1st shift.
I liked the effort the boys in Blue brought in Game 3. They limited time and space and were a pain to play against all over the ice. They capitalized on their chances and their attention to detail was excellent.
No changes are expected to the Leafs lineup tonight.
Expect the Bruins to adjust their game plan to something that more resembles that of Game 2. More North-South, relentless crash and bang hockey. The Bruins are hoping to get Johansson and Moore back in their lineup tonight.
- Bruins Projected Lineup
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk – David Krejci – Danton Heinen
Marcus Johansson – Charlie Coyle – David Backes
Joakim Nordstrom – Noel Acciari – Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk — John Moore
Scratched: Paul Carey, Zane McIntyre, Karson Kuhlman, Steven Kampfer
Injured: Sean Kuraly (broken hand), Kevan Miller (lower body), Connor Clifton (undisclosed)
- Maple Leafs Projected Lineup
Zach Hyman – John Tavares – Mitchell Marner
Andreas Johnsson – Auston Matthews – Kasperi Kapanen
Patrick Marleau – William Nylander – Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis – Frederik Gauthier – Trevor Moore
Morgan Rielly – Ron Hainsey
Jake Muzzin – Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner – Travis Dermott
Scratched: Nic Petan, Justin Holl, Igor Ozhiganov, Martin Marincin, Calle Rosen, Garret Sparks
Suspended: Nazem Kadri
- Interview with the Coach
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