The Boston Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 2 of their first-round series. Here’s everything you need to know to watch.
The Boston Bruins came out in Game 1 and dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs, winning 5-1. The Bruins will look to take a 2-0 series lead on Saturday night before the series heads back to Toronto.
The Bruins big name players all performed in Game 1. David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists while Brad Marchand, Torey Krug, and David Krejci all had two points. Tuukka Rask was brilliant in net, stopping 26 of 27 shots. The big lead allowed Bruce Cassidy to manage the minutes of his top players. No player logged more than 21 minutes in Game 1 and that should help keep his team fresh ahead of Game 2. Cassidy will again use home ice to make the last line change to match Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara up against the Auston Matthews line as much as possible.
The Maple Leafs were awful in Game 1. Frederik Andersen allowed five goals on 40 shots. Toronto’s defense will have to play significantly better if they are going to even up the series. The Leafs can not allow 40 shots again. Offensively, Toronto’s best players did not deliver. The Maple Leafs need Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander, and Patrick Marleau to have a bigger impact in Game 2.
Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Saturday, April 14
Location: TD Garden, Boston
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: NBC, CBC (Canada)
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The Maple Leafs will be without Nazem Kadri who was suspended three games for his hit on Tommy Wingels. The hit has left Wingels questionable to play in Game 2.