BOSTON - On Saturday night, the Bruins will line up opposite the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time since the two teams squared off in Game 7 of the first round of the 2018 NHL playoffs. Coming off an 8-5 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Bruins focus will be on tightening things up on the defensive end.
"I think it's just the assertiveness around the puck, especially defensively," said Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron when asked what was missing against Vancouver. "I've said that a lot, even last night. I think that's where we have to pick it up a little bit and take care of the puck a lot better and make sure then we can go and think about offense. On the puck, being more on our toes, good things happen. If you're hesitating, it gives the other team time. That's what we saw last night."