|Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 7 - Series tied at 3-3|
|79||TORONTO||+165||Ov 5,-110||+155||Ov 5,-120|
|80||BOSTON||-190||Un 5,-110||-175||Un 5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15-12-0||+7.3||15-12||+7.3||12-10||2.9||25.1||2.6||32.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+2.8||3-2||+2.8||3-2||2.6||37.2||2.6||39.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||54||159||49||55||53||2||5||1470||10.8%||185||35||18.9%||269|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||27||78||21||32||23||2||1||677||11.5%||87||17||19.5%||126|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||2||5||6||0||0||186||7.0%||15||3||20.0%||20|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||6||14||3||5||6||0||0||206||6.8%||18||4||22.2%||22|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||24||67||21||23||22||1||1||673||10.0%||85||20||23.5%||113|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||150||31||58||55||6||12||1787||8.4%||175||22||12.6%||248|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||70||12||29||26||3||6||873||8.0%||92||13||14.1%||121|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||1||7||4||1||1||198||6.6%||13||2||15.4%||23|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||17||3||9||4||1||1||238||7.1%||18||3||16.7%||30|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||57||13||22||19||3||4||836||6.8%||71||7||9.9%||95|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||39||37||1232||1140||92.5%||1||22-15||+9.9||22-15-0||+10||20-12|
|JAMES REIMER (Road Games)||18||18||606||566||93.4%||0||11-7||+7.6||11-7-0||+7||9-6|
|JAMES REIMER (vs. Division)||17||17||622||584||93.9%||0||10-7||+5.9||10-7-0||+6||8-6|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||156||146||93.6%||0||2-2||+1||2-2-0||+1||2-2|
|JAMES REIMER (Playoff Games)||6||6||237||221||93.2%||0||3-3||+1.8||3-3-0||+2||3-2|
|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)||20||17||542||496||91.5%||1||7-10||-3.1||7-10-0||-3||6-9|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||10||9||258||234||90.7%||0||4-5||-0.3||4-5-0||-1||3-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (vs. Division)||8||7||212||197||92.9%||1||3-4||-1.4||3-4-0||-1||2-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||110||99||90.0%||0||1-2||-1.4||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||17-10-0||-1.1||17-10||-1.1||9-15||2.9||35.1||2.1||29.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-3.6||2-3||-3.6||3-2||2.6||39.6||2.6||37.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||54||148||45||54||43||6||12||1795||8.2%||140||21||15.0%||249|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||27||78||22||30||22||4||6||948||8.2%||72||9||12.5%||135|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||1||7||4||1||1||198||6.6%||13||2||15.4%||23|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||6||17||3||9||4||1||1||238||7.1%||18||3||16.7%||30|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||24||63||11||29||19||4||5||867||7.3%||62||7||11.3%||106|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||123||31||41||45||6||8||1580||7.8%||180||25||13.9%||199|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||58||13||20||22||3||5||792||7.3%||95||14||14.7%||91|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||2||5||6||0||0||186||7.0%||15||3||20.0%||20|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||14||3||5||6||0||0||206||6.8%||18||4||22.2%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||59||14||19||24||2||4||698||8.5%||77||13||16.9%||101|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||14||14||389||358||92.0%||0||9-5||+1.3||9-5-0||+2||5-6|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||5||5||161||152||94.4%||0||4-1||+1.5||4-1-0||+1||1-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)||8||8||223||208||93.3%||0||5-3||-0.3||5-3-0||0||2-3|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||113||91.1%||0||2-2||-1.9||2-2-0||-2||2-0|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||42||40||1186||1102||92.9%||4||22-18||-5.4||22-18-0||-4||14-22|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||22||22||629||585||93.0%||4||13-9||-2.6||13-9-0||-2||8-13|
|TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)||17||16||473||433||91.5%||0||8-8||-5.8||8-8-0||-6||7-7|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||154||145||94.2%||0||2-2||-1.5||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|TUUKKA RASK (Playoff Games)||6||6||206||192||93.2%||0||3-3||-2.6||3-3-0||-2||3-2|
|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|
|TIM THOMAS (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.08, BOSTON 3.09|
|4/16/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-5||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/18/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-5||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/20/2013||at OTTAWA||4-1||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||P|
|4/24/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-5||L||0, -105||L||6 ev||O|
|4/25/2013||at FLORIDA||4-0||W||0, -145||W||5.5 ov||U|
|4/27/2013||MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|5/1/2013||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||P|
|5/4/2013||at BOSTON||4-2||W||0, +175||W||5 ov||O|
|5/6/2013||BOSTON||2-5||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||O|
|5/8/2013||BOSTON||3-4||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||O|
|5/10/2013||at BOSTON||2-1||W||0, +180||W||5.5 un||U|
|5/12/2013||BOSTON||2-1||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||U|
|5/13/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|4/17/2013||BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -255||L||5 ov||P|
|4/20/2013||PITTSBURGH||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/21/2013||FLORIDA||3-0||W||0, -350||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/23/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||2-5||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/25/2013||TAMPA BAY||2-0||W||0, -240||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/27/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||P|
|4/28/2013||OTTAWA||2-4||L||0, -185||L||5 un||O|
|5/1/2013||TORONTO||4-1||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||P|
|5/4/2013||TORONTO||2-4||L||0, -205||L||5 ov||O|
|5/6/2013||at TORONTO||5-2||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||O|
|5/8/2013||at TORONTO||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||O|
|5/10/2013||TORONTO||1-2||L||0, -215||L||5.5 un||U|
|5/12/2013||at TORONTO||1-2||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||U|
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 NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (TORONTO-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Maple Leafs-Bruins Preview* ============================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Toronto At Boston, Game Seven, 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs are well aware of their unflattering history. The longest current Stanley Cup drought among teams that have won it at least once. No playoff series victories in almost a decade. A 1-8 record in series when falling behind 3-1 and not overcoming such a deficit in roughly 71 years.
Facing a Bruins team that is no stranger to Game 7 makes Monday night's win-or-go-home matchup in Boston all the more interesting.
Toronto entered this Eastern Conference quarterfinal as the underdog in its first postseason appearance since 2004, when it defeated Ottawa in seven games before falling to Philadelphia in six in the second round.
The Leafs promptly fell behind 3-1 in this series and appeared to be headed towards a quick exit before taking Game 5 on the road, 2-1, and winning by the same score at home on Sunday.
Now, Toronto has a chance to overturn a 3-1 deficit for the first time since beating Detroit in the 1942 Stanley Cup finals after losing the first three games.
"We know we're going to go into a hostile building in Boston," coach Randy Carlyle said. "We know the passion in their market and their fans. We've been there already, we know what we're heading to and we just have to make sure that we play the game to a higher level than we did (Sunday). Because we know they will."
Captain Dion Phaneuf and former Bruin Phil Kessel scored in the third period Sunday while James Reimer made 29 saves for Toronto, which earned its first home playoff win over Boston since March 31, 1959.
Kessel has three goals in the series after posting that same amount in his first 22 career games against the Original Six rival.
"He's a goal-scorer and he knows how to find and create space," Carlyle said. "When he comes late on the ice, you can see the intimidation he has with his speed and skills. We have asked him to play more stop-and-go hockey instead of a specifically a rush game."
The Maple Leafs are 12-9 all-time in Game 7s while Boston is 12-11. Monday will mark the sixth straight postseason the Bruins have played in a seventh game, going 3-4 in that span, and each victory came during their 2011 run to the Stanley Cup.
Milan Lucic scored his first goal in the series with 46 seconds remaining Sunday to prevent the shutout. Boston has been held scoreless through at least the first 50 minutes in each of the last two contests.
"I didn't think (puck management) was very good and as I said to our players, we've been a Jekyll-and-Hyde team all year, and that's what you're seeing right now," coach Claude Julien said. "I think it's important for us to bring the good Bruins team to the table for Game 7."
Prior to losing Game 2 and Game 5, the Bruins had won six straight home matchups with Toronto. Game 1 marked their only playoff victory in Boston in their last six tries, though.
"They're a good team," said forward Patrice Bergeron, whose only point in the series was a goal in Game 4. "We never said it was going to be an easy series. Here we are now and it's all about one game. Whatever happened in the first six games doesn't matter. It's all about (Monday) now."
It's unclear if Toronto center Tyler Bozak, who scored a short-handed goal in Game 5, will be able to play Monday after being a late scratch with an undisclosed injury for Game 6 despite participating in warmups.
"We'll continue to reassess and re-evaluate and see what (Monday) brings," Carlyle said.
The Bruins will not fly back to Boston until Monday morning after their plane was grounded Sunday night due to a malfunction.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 11:26:37 AM EST|