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Two Big Returns To The Bruins Lineup In Toronto

Boston Bruins 15 pts (6-5-3)

@

Toronto Maple Leafs 20 pts (10-7-0)

7 p.m. ET

Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON

TV: NESN

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub


Season Series/Schedule

Date

Game

GWG

10-Nov

BOS @ TOR

11-Nov

TOR @ BOS

3-Feb

TOR @ BOS

24-Feb

BOS @ TOR


Team Leaders

Bruins

Maple Leafs

David Pastrnak, 16

Points

Auston Matthews, 19

David Pastrnak, 9

Goals

Auston Matthews, 10

Bergeron/Pastrnak, 7

Assists

Morgan Rielly, 11

Before the puck drops on tonight’s game the 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame class will be honored at the Air Canada Centre. This year’s inductees are Dave Andreychuk, Daniel Goyette, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Teemu Selanne, Calre Drake and Jeremey Jacobs.

The Bruins will be two steps closer to full health when they take the ice tonight. After some uncertainty on whether or not Brad Marchand will play this weekend, not only did he make the trip to Toronto, but he will play tonight.

Noel Acciari took line rushes this morning as well and it sure looks like he will return to the lineup as well. This will be his first game since the Bruins opened the season against the Nashville Predators back on October 5.

The Bruins will catch a huge break over the next two nights as the Leafs young superstar Auston Matthews is dealing with an upper-body injury. Toronto’s leading scorer will miss tonight’s game and is unlikely to make the trip to Boston tomorrow.


Probable Bruins Lineup

FORWARDS

Brad Marchand- Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Danton Heinen - Jordan Szwarz - Anders Bjork

Tim Schaller – Riley Nash – Noel Acciari

Matt Beleskey - Sean Kuraly - Jake DeBrusk

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

Paul Postma - Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER

Anton Khudobin (3-0-1, 2.52 GAA, .926 save %, 0 SO)

INJURY REPORT

C-Ryan Spooner (groin) out, D-Adam McQuaid (leg) out, C-David Krejci (upper-body) out, RW-David Backes (colon) out


Probable Maple Leafs Lineup

FORWARDS

Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - William Nylander

James van Riemsdyk - Patrick Marleau - Zach Hyman

Connor Brown - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner

Matt Martin - Dominic Moore - Josh Leivo

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev

Andreas Borgman - Connor Carrick

GOALTENDER

Frederik Andersen (9-6-0, 3.33 GAA, .898 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT

LW-Joffrey Lupul (hernia) out, C-Auston Matthews (upper-body) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: NBC Sports Boston

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