|Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 5 - Series tied at 2-2|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||24-19-0||-1.8||24-19||-1.8||19-22||3.4||34.3||3.1||33.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-3||3.4||37.8||3.8||39.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||86||298||78||106||108||6||15||2876||10.4%||221||49||22.2%||496|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||43||145||43||47||51||4||7||1474||9.8%||120||22||18.3%||229|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||4||8||5||0||1||189||9.0%||11||3||27.3%||26|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||4||12||2||6||4||0||1||140||8.6%||10||3||30.0%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||32||111||23||44||40||4||8||1073||10.3%||82||18||22.0%||192|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||264||75||92||89||8||19||2863||9.2%||215||46||21.4%||448|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||133||37||42||48||6||8||1443||9.2%||118||24||20.3%||232|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||6||8||4||1||2||195||9.7%||12||6||50.0%||29|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||13||5||5||3||0||1||146||8.9%||11||5||45.5%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||115||36||40||35||4||6||1087||10.6%||93||24||25.8%||201|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (All Games)||64||64||2103||1929||91.7%||2||38-26||-3.6||38-26-0||-5||35-26|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Road Games)||32||32||1088||1001||92.0%||2||19-13||+2.9||19-13-0||+2||16-15|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (vs. Division)||24||24||813||736||90.5%||0||14-10||+0.4||14-10-0||0||16-8|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||145||133||91.7%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Playoff Games)||4||4||145||133||91.7%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (All Games)||9||8||239||212||88.7%||1||2-6||-6.8||2-6-0||-6||4-4|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (Road Games)||4||3||85||73||85.9%||0||1-2||-1.5||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (vs. Division)||2||2||60||53||88.3%||0||0-2||-3.4||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||109||92.4%||1||2-2||-0.6||2-2-0||0||0-4|
|MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|GARRET SPARKS (All Games)||20||17||592||534||90.2%||1||8-9||-8||8-9-0||-8||5-11|
|GARRET SPARKS (Road Games)||11||10||320||284||88.7%||0||4-6||-5.6||4-6-0||-5||3-6|
|GARRET SPARKS (vs. Division)||9||7||240||211||87.9%||0||2-5||-8.2||2-5-0||-7||3-3|
|GARRET SPARKS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||125||111||88.8%||0||1-3||-4.8||1-3-0||-4||1-3|
|GARRET SPARKS (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||30-13-0||+4.6||30-13||+4.6||18-23||3.4||33.6||2.5||28.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.6||2-3||-1.6||2-3||3.2||35.8||3.6||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||86||272||71||98||92||11||16||2826||9.6%||262||70||26.7%||459|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||43||146||37||46||56||7||8||1445||10.1%||138||44||31.9%||255|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||7||5||4||0||1||179||8.9%||13||5||38.5%||24|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||4||13||5||5||3||0||1||146||8.9%||11||5||45.5%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||32||104||26||39||37||2||4||1116||9.3%||94||25||26.6%||174|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||227||58||77||83||9||17||2556||8.9%||254||52||20.5%||372|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||106||25||35||43||3||9||1224||8.7%||119||21||17.6%||170|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||2||9||7||0||2||162||11.1%||12||4||33.3%||29|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||12||2||6||4||0||1||140||8.6%||10||3||30.0%||20|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||89||15||33||39||2||8||955||9.3%||87||18||20.7%||151|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||40||37||1158||1068||92.2%||3||22-15||+0.6||22-15-0||0||15-20|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Home Games)||19||18||545||505||92.7%||1||14-4||+6.2||14-4-0||+5||8-8|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (vs. Division)||8||8||262||242||92.4%||1||5-3||+1.3||5-3-0||+1||4-3|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||99||90.0%||0||3-1||+0.8||3-1-0||+1||3-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||50||49||1384||1264||91.3%||3||29-20||+0.2||29-20-0||0||21-26|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||26||25||671||614||91.5%||2||16-9||-1.5||16-9-0||-2||10-15|
|TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)||24||24||685||624||91.1%||0||13-11||-3.9||13-11-0||-4||8-16|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||139||128||92.1%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|TUUKKA RASK (Playoff Games)||4||4||139||128||92.1%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.19, BOSTON 3.09|
|3/23/2019||NY RANGERS||1-2||L||0, -420||L||6.5 un||U|
|3/25/2019||FLORIDA||7-5||W||0, -230||W||6.5 ov||O|
|3/27/2019||at PHILADELPHIA||4-5||L||0, -150||L||7 un||O|
|3/30/2019||at OTTAWA||2-4||L||0, -230||L||7 un||U|
|4/1/2019||at NY ISLANDERS||2-1||W||0, -110||W||6 un||U|
|4/2/2019||CAROLINA||1-4||L||0, +100||L||6.5 un||U|
|4/4/2019||TAMPA BAY||1-3||L||0, -105||L||7 un||U|
|4/6/2019||at MONTREAL||5-6||L||0, +100||L||6.5 ev||O|
|4/11/2019||at BOSTON||4-1||W||0, +125||W||6 ov||U|
|4/13/2019||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +130||L||6 ev||U|
|4/15/2019||BOSTON||3-2||W||0, -120||W||6 un||U|
|4/17/2019||BOSTON||4-6||L||0, -120||L||6 un||O|
|4/19/2019||at BOSTON|| |
|3/23/2019||at FLORIDA||7-3||W||0, -140||W||6 ev||O|
|3/25/2019||at TAMPA BAY||4-5||L||0, +140||L||6 ov||O|
|3/27/2019||NY RANGERS||6-3||W||0, -375||W||6 un||O|
|3/30/2019||FLORIDA||1-4||L||0, -260||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/31/2019||at DETROIT||3-6||L||0, -220||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/2/2019||at COLUMBUS||6-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/4/2019||at MINNESOTA||3-0||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/6/2019||TAMPA BAY||3-6||L||0, -120||L||6.5 un||O|
|4/11/2019||TORONTO||1-4||L||0, -145||L||6 ov||U|
|4/13/2019||TORONTO||4-1||W||0, -150||W||6 ev||U|
|4/15/2019||at TORONTO||2-3||L||0, +100||L||6 un||U|
|4/17/2019||at TORONTO||6-4||W||0, +100||W||6 un||O|
|4/21/2019||at TORONTO|| |
|TORONTO: LAST SEASON: 49-26-7, 105 points. Finished third in Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Boston Bruins in first round of playoffs.
COACH: Mike Babcock (Fourth season, 16th NHL season)
ADDED: C John Tavares, F Tyler Ennis
LOST: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Tyler Bozak, F Leo Komarov, F Matt Martin, D Roman Polak
PLAYER TO WATCH: Tavares. Even on a team with Auston Matthews, all eyes are on Tavares after the Toronto native signed a $77 million, seven-year contract to play for his hometown Leafs. He's a point-a-game playmaker, and with Matthews and Nazem Kadri following Tavares down the middle of the lineup, Toronto has arguably the best center depth in the league.
OUTLOOK: The Maple Leafs are a legitimate Stanley Cup contender for the first time in the salary-cap era that began in 2005. The goaltending of Frederik Andersen has to be on point, and the suspect defense has to perform, but Toronto should make the playoffs easily and could become the first Canadian-based team in the final since Vancouver in 2011.
|BOSTON: LAST SEASON: 50-20-12, 112 points. Second in Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Bruce Cassidy (second full season, third full NHL season).
ADDED: D John Moore, D Steven Kampfer, G Jaroslav Halak, F Joakim Nordstrom, F Chris Wagner
LOST: F Tommy Wingels, F Rick Nash, F Riley Nash, D Adam McQuaid, F Tim Schaller
PLAYER TO WATCH: Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins No. 1 center had 63 points in 64 games last season but, at 32, he had offseason groin surgery and back spasms have kept him off the ice for part of training camp. Boston's top line of Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand scored a total of 208 points in the regular season and 53 more in 12 playoff games.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins are poised for another strong regular-season run behind the core of Zdeno Chara, Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask. Last year, they advanced in the playoffs for the first time since 2014, but they'll have to get further for this year to be a success.
|'Recharged' Bruins host Leafs in critical Game 5|
Two Eastern Conference series ended this week in shocking four-game sweeps, but the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are battling it out in a series that has come down to a best two out of three.
The Atlantic Division rivals square off in a critical Game 5 on Friday night in Boston.
The Bruins rebounded Wednesday night by grabbing a 5-2 lead in the third period, then holding off a furious comeback attempt for a 6-4 win to level the series.
In the NHL's history of best-of-sevens with the series tied at 2-2, winners of Game 5 hold an all-time series record of 205-55 (.788).
Down 2-1 in the series and desperately needing to even it, Boston coach Bruce Cassidy turned to his stars to seize control of the game in the second period. Standout forwards Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron responded as they have all season.
After Toronto's Auston Matthews knotted the game at 2-2 just 1:07 into the second period, Marchand set up Pastrnak with a pair of pinpoint dishes -- the first on a 2-on-1, the other a backhander from the side boards across ice to the far circle -- for tallies 1:35 apart to give Boston a 4-2 edge.
"(Pastrnak's) a guy we rely on to score and create offense and actually play a good 200-foot game. He's certainly capable of that," said Cassidy. "It was good to see him score. Scorers, when they don't score, can get antsy.
"I'm not saying David was there, but we wanted to keep him from going there. Getting his two goals, they get recharged."
The Bruins' trio of forwards notched six points in the match, led by Marchand's goal and two assists while Pastrnak had the two markers and Bergeron a helper.
Tuukka Rask wasn't great in the win in Toronto, but the Finnish netminder was good enough to shut down the Maple Leafs in the final minutes as Boston regained home-ice advantage in the series between the Original Six clubs.
Rask's 38-save performance helped him record his 37th career playoff victory, moving him past Andy Moog and into second on the Bruins' all-time list.
Toronto suffered on the penalty kill as Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy netted goals on Boston's two power plays.
The Maple Leafs, who were 18th on the penalty kill during the regular season, are 6 of 11 (54.5 percent) in the series.
The two goals surrendered to Boston -- ranked 16th with the man advantage this season -- were particularly bothersome to Toronto coach Mike Babcock.
"They've got real good players, let's not kid ourselves," Babcock said. "But those two goals tonight, other than scoring them, we didn't look after it. We've got to fix it.
"The bottom line is you can't keep giving power-play goals up. Those are just freebies those two. Not that they didn't make plays or anything like that, but we weren't in the spots we were supposed to be in."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 2/18/2020 2:12:35 PM EST|