|51||TORONTO||+170||Ov 5,-125||+170||Ov 5.5,+110|
|52||BOSTON||-200||Un 5,+105||-200||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-7-0||+4.4||9-7||+4.4||9-5||3.1||25.2||2.8||30.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||2-1||3.2||26.8||3.4||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||97||30||36||29||2||2||874||11.1%||114||20||17.5%||166|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16||50||15||20||13||2||1||404||12.4%||55||12||21.8%||84|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||5||8||3||0||0||134||11.9%||13||2||15.4%||29|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||13||37||12||12||12||1||1||352||10.5%||44||11||25.0%||65|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||92||19||32||38||3||7||1022||9.0%||102||15||14.7%||154|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||45||9||17||18||1||3||485||9.3%||57||10||17.5%||80|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||1||6||8||2||3||158||10.8%||15||1||6.7%||26|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||31||8||9||13||1||2||423||7.3%||35||4||11.4%||51|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||19||17||554||508||91.7%||0||11-6||+6.8||11-6-0||+7||11-4|
|JAMES REIMER (Road Games)||8||8||256||233||91.0%||0||5-3||+3.7||5-3-0||+3||7-1|
|JAMES REIMER (vs. Division)||6||6||215||201||93.5%||0||4-2||+3||4-2-0||+3||4-1|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||104||96||92.3%||0||2-1||+1.2||2-1-0||+1||1-0|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (Road Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||17||15||458||419||91.5%||1||6-9||-3.1||6-9-0||-3||5-8|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||9||8||221||202||91.4%||0||4-4||+0.7||4-4-0||0||2-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (vs. Division)||7||7||207||192||92.8%||1||3-4||-1.4||3-4-0||-1||2-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||83||73||88.0%||0||0-3||-3.4||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-3-0||+5||10-3||+5||5-8||3.2||32.9||2.1||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2||2-3||-2||0-4||2.0||32.0||2.0||23.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||30||86||28||27||27||4||9||947||9.1%||85||13||15.3%||142|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13||41||12||13||13||3||4||428||9.6%||41||4||9.8%||69|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||3||4||0||0||160||6.2%||10||1||10.0%||17|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||11||28||5||12||9||2||3||372||7.5%||31||2||6.5%||46|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||64||19||23||19||3||3||810||7.9%||103||8||7.8%||103|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||27||7||11||8||1||2||353||7.6%||53||6||11.3%||38|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||3||4||0||1||117||8.5%||8||1||12.5%||18|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||26||6||9||11||0||1||283||9.2%||34||4||11.8%||46|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||9||9||239||219||91.6%||0||6-3||+2.2||6-3-0||+3||3-5|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||3||3||82||77||93.9%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)||5||5||118||107||90.7%||0||3-2||+0.2||3-2-0||+1||2-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||98||92.5%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||22||21||569||528||92.8%||1||14-7||+4||14-7-0||+4||7-12|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||10||10||270||250||92.6%||1||7-3||+2||7-3-0||+2||4-6|
|TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)||7||6||164||150||91.5%||0||4-2||+0.4||4-2-0||0||2-3|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||74||69||93.2%||0||1-2||-1.6||1-2-0||-2||0-3|
|TIM THOMAS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TIM THOMAS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TIM THOMAS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.2, BOSTON 3.04|
|2/27/2013||MONTREAL||2-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|2/28/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/4/2013||NEW JERSEY||4-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/6/2013||OTTAWA||5-4||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/7/2013||at BOSTON||2-4||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/9/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-5||L||0, +120||L||6 un||O|
|3/12/2013||at WINNIPEG||2-5||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/14/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +120||L||6 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||WINNIPEG||4-5||L||0, -140||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/20/2013||TAMPA BAY||4-2||W||0, -145||W||6 ev||P|
|3/21/2013||at BUFFALO||4-5||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/23/2013||BOSTON||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5 ov||P|
|3/25/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|3/30/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/26/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||4-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -210||W||5 ov||U|
|3/2/2013||TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, -170||W||6 un||U|
|3/3/2013||MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|3/5/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-4||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||TORONTO||4-2||W||0, -205||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/9/2013||PHILADELPHIA||3-0||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/11/2013||at OTTAWA||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5 ov||P|
|3/12/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/14/2013||FLORIDA||4-1||W||0, -270||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2013||WASHINGTON||4-1||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/17/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/19/2013||at WINNIPEG||1-3||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2013||at OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2013||at TORONTO||2-3||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||P|
|3/30/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/31/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/4/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
LAST SEASON: 49-29-4, 102 points. Lost to Washington 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Claude Julien, 6th season with Bruins, 228-132-50; 10th overall, 347-218-10-73 in NHL.
ADDED: D Dougie Hamilton (rookie). F Chris Bourque.
LOST: G Tim Thomas (suspended). F Marc Savard (concussions).
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Tuukka Rask. With Thomas, the two-time Vezina Trophy winner, opting to take a year off, the Bruins will rely on former backup Rask as the primary goaltender. He won the job from Thomas in 2009-10, posting a 1.97 GAA. Anton Khudobin will be the backup.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins are essentially the same team that won the Stanley Cup two years ago - with the important exception of Thomas. The enigmatic Conn Smythe Trophy winner from the title run surprised the team by deciding to take a year off to rest. He will be placed on the suspended list.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TORONTO-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Maple Leafs-Bruins Preview* ============================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Toronto (17-12-3) at Boston (20-7-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Coach Claude Julien may shuffle lines as he tries to spark the slumping Boston Bruins.
A return home may be enough.
The Bruins look to continue their success at TD Garden and make it five straight wins there against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night in the back end of a home-and-home set.
Boston (20-7-3) capped a 1-3-0 road trip by losing 3-2 to Toronto (17-12-3) on Saturday, ending the club's eight-game winning streak in the series.
Julien is more worried about the Bruins' sputtering offense, which managed six goals while going 0 for 9 on the power play over the last four games. They outshot the Maple Leafs 33-13, but failed to score until the third period.
That's reason enough for Julien to shake up his lines.
"Because I can. Because I'm the coach. And every once in a while, you've got to do those things. Simple as that," Julien told the team's official website. "Well, we've scored six goals in the last four games, so I think it's time for a shake-up."
Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 13 goals, but he has one in 10 games and may find himself with new linemates in center David Krejci and right wing Nathan Horton - one combined point during the recent road trip.
"We're kind of struggling right now and we need to start winning games and get some points in the standings," Krejci said. "We're trying to do what's best for the team, and if this is for the best, I'm all for it."
Krejci has five goals and nine assists over the last 10 matchups with the Leafs, scoring once in a 4-2 win in the latest in Boston on March 7.
Marchand had two assists in that meeting, giving him seven points in the past six at home versus Toronto.
Tyler Seguin doesn't have a point in his past three games, but he has eight during the Bruins' four-game home winning streak against the Original Six rival.
A return home could be the spark Julien is looking for. Boston is 10-2-1 at TD Garden and plays 11 of its remaining 18 games there.
The Maple Leafs, losers of three straight on the road, are looking to win in Boston for the first time since a 4-3 shootout victory on March 31, 2011.
They'll probably need to generate more shots this time.
"We have three more periods in a very tough building where we haven't had success before and it's going to take a more intense effort than we had (Saturday) to go in there and have success," coach Randy Carlyle said.
"When you win a hockey game and you only get 13 shots and the opposition gets 33, I don't think you can really say that was your game plan," he said.
Nazem Kadri seeks to continue his dazzling stretch for the Leafs. Among the league leaders with 34 points, the center has three goals and six assists in four games after scoring in the opening period Saturday.
The seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, Kadri has three goals and as many assists in seven career meetings with Boston. That includes a goal at Boston earlier this month.
Toronto forward Joffrey Lupul is expected to return from a two-game suspension, issued for a hit to Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman in Wednesday's 4-2 victory.
Lupul has three goals and one assist in two games after missing 25 with a broken forearm.
|Last Updated: 1/25/2015 4:20:56 PM EST|