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NHL : ATS Matchup
Thursday 3/7/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



TORONTO (15-9-0-0, 30 pts.) at BOSTON (14-3-0-3, 31 pts.)
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Thursday, 3/7/2013 7:05 PM
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63TORONTO+170Ov 5.5,+110+175Ov 5.5,+105
64BOSTON-200Un 5.5,-130-205Un 5.5,-125
TORONTO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games15-9-0+815-9+811-
Team Stats (Road Games)9-4-0+7.69-4+7.66-
Last 5 Games4-1-0+3.44-1+3.45-
vs. Division6-4-0+2.46-4+2.44-52.827.82.032.9
TORONTO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)24732424232266111.0%921617.4%123
Team Stats (Road Games)13421317102131713.2%451022.2%70
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5206671112416.1%11218.2%34
Team Stats (vs. Division)10289991127810.1%35925.7%47
Stats Against (All Games) 61132127027648.0%761317.1%104
Stats Against (Road Games) 3161114013907.9%45817.8%57
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 172690016510.3%13215.4%26
Stats Against (vs. Division) 20659003296.1%26311.5%34
TORONTO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JAMES REIMER (All Games)131238135192.1%09-3+7.69-3-0+88-4
JAMES REIMER (Road Games)6619217792.2%05-1+5.85-1-0+55-1
JAMES REIMER (vs. Division)4414613894.5%03-1+2.83-1-0+33-1
JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)4411310290.3%04-0+4.24-0-0+44-0
JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)1066100.0%00-000-0-000-0
JUSSI RYNNAS (Road Games)1066100.0%00-000-0-000-0
BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)131237534692.3%16-6+0.36-6-003-7
BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)7719117692.1%04-3+1.74-3-0+11-4
BEN SCRIVENS (vs. Division)6618317193.4%13-3-0.43-3-001-4
BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)4413212191.7%02-2+0.12-2-002-1

BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games14-6-0+5.214-6+5.29-
Team Stats (Home Games)6-3-0+16-3+14-52.933.92.626.7
Last 5 Games3-2-0-0.43-2-0.42-
vs. Division4-3-0-14-3-13-42.435.72.626.1
BOSTON Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)2060162120366519.2%631015.9%98
Team Stats (Home Games)9264109323058.5%3326.1%41
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)515572111748.6%16318.7%26
Team Stats (vs. Division)717385112506.8%2229.1%29
Stats Against (All Games) 46141811325478.4%8178.6%74
Stats Against (Home Games) 23787122409.6%42614.3%34
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 12533101428.5%25416.0%22
Stats Against (vs. Division) 18369011839.8%27414.8%31
BOSTON - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)441069690.6%03-1+1.63-1-0+22-2
ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)11222090.9%01-0+11-0-0+10-1
ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)22524790.4%01-1-0.41-1-001-1
ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)441069690.6%03-1+1.63-1-0+22-2
TUUKKA RASK (All Games)161644040692.3%011-5+3.611-5-0+47-8
TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)8821719891.2%05-3+05-3-004-4
TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)5513011890.8%03-2-0.63-2-0-12-3
TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)4412011091.7%02-2-1.42-2-0-22-2
TIM THOMAS (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TIM THOMAS (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TIM THOMAS (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.06,  BOSTON 2.96
TORONTO - Schedule
2/9/2013at MONTREAL6-0W0, +150W5 ovO
2/11/2013PHILADELPHIA5-2W0, -105W5.5 unO
2/14/2013at CAROLINA1-3L0, +125L5.5 ovU
2/16/2013OTTAWA3-0W0, -135W5.5 unU
2/18/2013at FLORIDA3-0W0, +100W5.5 unU
2/19/2013at TAMPA BAY2-4L0, +140L6 ovP
2/21/2013BUFFALO3-1W0, -120W5.5 unU
2/23/2013at OTTAWA2-3L0, -120L5 ovP
2/25/2013at PHILADELPHIA4-2W0, +135W5.5 ovO
2/27/2013MONTREAL2-5L0, -110L5 ovO
2/28/2013at NY ISLANDERS5-4W0, +120W5.5 evO
3/4/2013NEW JERSEY4-2W0, -120W5 ovO
3/6/2013OTTAWA5-4W0, -145W5 ovO
3/7/2013at BOSTON 
3/12/2013at WINNIPEG 

BOSTON - Schedule
2/10/2013at BUFFALO3-1W0, -145W5.5 evU
2/12/2013NY RANGERS3-4L0, -135L5 unO
2/15/2013at BUFFALO2-4L0, -135L5.5 unO
2/17/2013at WINNIPEG3-2W0, -150W5.5 unU
2/21/2013at TAMPA BAY4-2W0, -125W5.5 ovO
2/24/2013at FLORIDA4-1W0, -165W5 ovP
2/26/2013at NY ISLANDERS4-1W0, -155W5.5 unU
2/28/2013OTTAWA2-1W0, -210W5 ovU
3/2/2013TAMPA BAY3-2W0, -170W6 unU
3/3/2013MONTREAL3-4L0, -185L5 ovO
3/5/2013at WASHINGTON3-4L0, -150L5.5 unO
3/11/2013at OTTAWA 
3/12/2013at PITTSBURGH 
3/17/2013at PITTSBURGH 

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* ============================


Toronto (14-9-0) at Boston (14-3-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT

After a pair of uncharacteristic one-goal defeats, the Boston Bruins are focused on recapturing the defensive effort that has contributed to their overall success.

That hasn't been much of an issue when facing the Toronto Maple Leafs recently.

Boston looks to avoid a third straight loss Thursday night while winning an eighth consecutive meeting with visiting Toronto, which is seeking its fourth victory in a row.

The Bruins (14-3-3) allowed nine goals during a recent six-game winning streak, with Tuukka Rask winning his five starts while posting a 1.38 goals-against average.

Things haven't gone as well in their last two contests, though, as they allowed two third-period goals in a 4-3 loss to Montreal on Sunday before blowing a three-goal lead and falling by the same score in overtime Tuesday at Washington.

The latest defeat marked Boston's third game in four nights and the team spent its day off Wednesday discussing its defensive lapses.

"We're playing a lot of games here lately, but defensively, we need to be a lot better," coach Claude Julien told the team's official website. "That's an issue. We have a lot of guys that have to be better for us."

Brad Marchand scored his team-leading 12th goal Tuesday and is tied with Patrice Bergeron for the team lead with 18 points. He said the Bruins don't have much time to be dwelling on the past.

"With the schedule right now, we really got to put games behind us - win or lose," Marchand said. "We do have to take the negatives and the positives and we've got to learn from them."

Boston recorded its only shutout of the season as Chris Bourque scored midway through the first period and Rask made 21 saves in a 1-0 win at Toronto on Feb. 2.

That marked the second straight shutout and third overall during the Bruins' dominating seven-game winning streak in the series. They've outscored the Maple Leafs 37-10 during that span, winning five matchups by at least three goals.

Rask has been outstanding against the team that drafted him 21st overall in 2005, winning his last four starts versus Toronto with a 0.94 GAA.

The Leafs (15-9-0) will be looking to extend their three-game winning streak after holding on for a 5-4 victory over Ottawa on Wednesday. Former Bruin Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists while James van Riemsdyk added his team-high 13th goal and an assist.

Nazem Kadri, who has a team-best 24 points, continued his tear with another goal and now has five to go along with five assists during a six-game point streak for the Leafs, who are just two points behind Eastern Conference-leading Montreal at the halfway point of the lockout-shortened season.

Toronto hasn't qualified for the playoffs since 2003-04.

"To me, (the current standings are) irrelevant right now," coach Randy Carlyle said. "We've got a lot of work ahead of us."

James Reimer made 39 saves Wednesday to win his sixth straight start and he made 33 in the first meeting with Boston, but it's unclear if he or Ben Scrivens will be in net for the second of a back-to-back.

It's unclear if Toronto's Frazer McLaren, who received eight stitches on his chin after a fight and four more to his cheek from a high stick Wednesday, will be in the lineup for this contest.

Last Updated: 9/26/2018 12:02:59 AM EST

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