What The Bruins Need To Do To Defeat Leafs In First Round

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As a player who made his reputation by getting in your face - literally - and hits that were effective when not crossing the line, Marchand gave the impression here Wednesday that the streamlined winger who will be featured in the Bruins-Maple Leafs series had no choice but to skate in a straighter line. Something we're going to remember going into next season.

Backes scored seven goals and added 13 assists over 70 games in 2018-19, his lowest point total of his 13-year National Hockey League career. They're going in with the same mindset we are.

And with all that said, I trust him more than the Flames' goaltending.

This time around, the Maple Leafs will need to find a way to limit the game Pastrnak does.

This Canadiens team wasn't going to go down without a fight - even if their final regular-season game was meaningless in the standings. So it's not like we finished the season 2-8.

Boston, MA- After a 49-24-9 record for 107 points in the standings, the Boston Bruins have officially secured a date in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Maple Leafs are 11-5 in their last 16 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 2-7 in their last 9 playoff games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. Before I go any further, let me just say that it was in, and Jarome Iginla deserved better.

"It's an opportunity to play some guys, we have people a little banged up", Babcock said.

"We expect goals for and goals against basically all the time by charting chances and knowing where we're at". Head coach Mike Babcock scoffed at the notion of the hostility being too much to handle for his team and instead pointed out the series will ultimately come down to which team executes the best. "I think he is a really good player and I'm going to play him a lot". The series begins this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and the game will take place in the TD Garden, as the Bruins secured home ice advantage for the first round. "I think our guys play equally well in front of both goaltenders, have the same amount of confidence". I think that's what you've got to be careful of.

Poehling beat Frederik Andersen glove side in the shootout and goalie Charlie Lindgren, in his first game of the season, stopped Kasperi Kapanen to finish it. It's such a fine line, no one knows what's going to get called. He was not good during the playoffs last season, putting up a goals-against average of 3.76 and a save percentage of.896. "I really don't", Cassidy said. Since then, the little one has been seen at Leafs games, looking at his father through the rink-level glass. The last two playoff matchups between these rivals both went seven games, and it wouldn't be a shock if this one went the distance as well.

"But I've got a good support system, my family is very supportive". I tried pretty hard to get away from that this year.

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