4:00 PM ET
BUF
0
SJS
0
7:00 PM ET
BOS
0
TOR
0
7:00 PM ET
NYR
0
MTL
0
7:00 PM ET
NJD
0
OTT
0
7:00 PM ET
DAL
0
NYI
0
7:00 PM ET
DET
0
PHI
0
8:00 PM ET
CHI
0
STL
0
8:00 PM ET
PIT
0
NSH
0
8:00 PM ET
TBL
0
MIN
0
9:00 PM ET
FLA
0
ARI
0
10:00 PM ET
WSH
0
CGY
0
BOS
4-5-0
TOR
3-3-1
Oct 25, 2014
7:00 PM ET
CBC, NHLN-US, NESN
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00 PM ET
CBC, NHLN-US, NESN

Maple Leafs' top line to test Bruins' young D-men

Corey Masisak  - NHL.com Staff Writer | Friday, 10.24.2014 / 6:52 PM

BRUINS (4-5-0) at MAPLE LEAFS (3-3-1)

TV: NHLN-US, CBC, NESN

Season series: This is the first of four games between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs. They split four games in 2013-14, though Toronto needed overtime for one of its victories. The Bruins have won 11 of the past 14 regular-season games against the Maple Leafs.

Bruins team scope: The Bruins will be without defenseman Zdeno Chara for at least 4-6 weeks because of a knee injury. This should be an opportunity for some of the young defensemen on the roster like Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski to assume more responsibility. It might also be a chance for prospect Joe Morrow, who has been traded twice since being a first-round pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011, to make his NHL debut. The Bruins recalled Morrow and defenseman Zach Trotman from Providence of the American Hockey League on Friday. Boston has scored more than two goals three times in nine games this season, and no player has scored more than twice.

Maple Leafs team scope: Toronto has not played since a 5-2 victory Tuesday against the New York Islanders. The Maple Leafs have 20 goals this season, and the top line of Phil Kessel, Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk has combined to score half of them. It is early in the season, but the Maple Leafs might be showing signs of improvement at possessing the puck, something that has plagued them in recent seasons. Toronto’s Corsi-for percentage at even strength is less than 47 percent, which is among the worst in the NHL, but when the score is close (within a goal in the first two periods or tied in the third) the Maple Leafs are at 50.99 percent, which is in the middle of the pack. Given where the Maple Leafs have been the past couple of seasons, middle of the pack for 2014-15 would be considered a great improvement.

Boston 2014-2015 Point Leaders
Chris Kelly
7Points
Chris
Kelly
Center
David Krejci
7Points
David
Krejci
Center
Boston 2014-2015 Goal Leaders
Chris Kelly
2Goals
Chris
Kelly
Center
David Krejci
2Goals
David
Krejci
Center
Toronto 2014-2015 Point Leaders
Phil Kessel
8Points
Phil
Kessel
Right Wing
Tyler Bozak
7Points
Tyler
Bozak
Center
Toronto 2014-2015 Goal Leaders
Phil Kessel
4Goals
Phil
Kessel
Right Wing
Tyler Bozak
3Goals
Tyler
Bozak
Center
2014-2015 Atlantic Division Standings
TEAMGPWLOTP
MONTREAL761012
TAMPA BAY852111
DETROIT741210
OTTAWA54108
BOSTON94508
TORONTO73317
FLORIDA62226
BUFFALO81702
2014-2015 Atlantic Division Standings
TEAMGPWLOTP
MONTREAL761012
TAMPA BAY852111
DETROIT741210
OTTAWA54108
BOSTON94508
TORONTO73317
FLORIDA62226
BUFFALO81702
  • BOSTON
  • TORONTO
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11G. CampbellC1003211:27
12S. GagneL1017012:18
17M. LucicL151142616:15
18R. SmithR21-310015:18
20D. PailleL01-15411:30
21L. ErikssonR23218417:57
23C. KellyC25418015:58
25M. FraserR00-12010:25
27D. HamiltonD11-221221:39
34C. SoderbergC24017216:13
37P. BergeronC13-3261016:26
43M. BartkowskiD00-35018:31
44D. SeidenbergD001181020:45
46D. KrejciC25413418:52
47T. KrugD23324020:06
53S. GriffithC11010214:29
54A. McQuaidD01-18919:31
63B. MarchandL12-2191616:00
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
40T. Rask125142.880350:18
72N. Svedberg97102.951191:08
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
3D. PhaneufD033151422:55
4C. FransonD11010219:10
12S. RobidasD02-14416:58
18R. PanikR00-1106:27
19J. LupulL21-217618:08
21J. van RiemsdykL32123919:21
24P. HollandC01-1748:49
25M. SantorelliC13111012:35
26D. WinnikC02211416:03
39M. FrattinR000126:09
42T. BozakC34016018:44
43N. KadriC20-315416:20
44M. RiellyD11-215018:37
46R. PolakD10-18420:30
47L. KomarovC05011015:20
50S. PercyD0309019:34
51J. GardinerD01-32020:28
71D. ClarksonR21110415:18
81P. KesselR44-122619:24
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34J. Reimer7785.906167:01
45J. Bernier140153.915257:36