|Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 7 - Series tied at 3-3|
|9||TORONTO||+120||Ov 5.5,-110||+120||Ov 5.5,-110|
|10||BOSTON||-140||Un 5.5,-110||-140||Un 5.5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||25-20-0||-1.5||25-20||-1.5||20-23||3.3||34.1||3.1||33.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.3||2-3||-1.3||3-2||2.4||32.0||3.6||33.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||89||303||79||107||111||6||15||2960||10.2%||227||49||21.6%||505|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||45||148||43||48||53||4||7||1534||9.6%||123||22||17.9%||234|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||2||5||5||0||0||160||7.5%||12||3||25.0%||23|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||7||17||3||7||7||0||1||224||7.6%||16||3||18.7%||29|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||35||116||24||45||43||4||8||1157||10.0%||88||18||20.5%||201|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||274||79||93||94||8||22||2965||9.2%||220||48||21.8%||462|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||139||39||42||52||6||10||1504||9.2%||121||24||19.8%||239|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||6||5||7||0||4||169||10.7%||10||5||50.0%||26|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||23||9||6||8||0||4||248||9.3%||16||7||43.7%||33|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||125||40||41||40||4||9||1189||10.5%||98||26||26.5%||215|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (All Games)||67||67||2202||2021||91.8%||2||39-28||-4.7||39-28-0||-6||37-27|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Road Games)||34||34||1147||1056||92.1%||2||20-14||+3.1||20-14-0||+2||17-16|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (vs. Division)||27||27||912||828||90.8%||0||15-12||-0.7||15-12-0||-1||18-9|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||117||90.7%||0||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Playoff Games)||7||7||244||225||92.2%||0||3-4||-1||3-4-0||-1||3-4|
|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)||31-14-0||+4.2||31-14||+4.2||19-24||3.4||33.5||2.4||28.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.7||3-2||+0.7||3-2||3.6||33.8||2.4||32.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||89||282||75||99||97||11||19||2928||9.6%||267||72||27.0%||473|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||45||152||39||46||60||7||10||1506||10.1%||141||44||31.2%||262|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||6||5||7||0||4||169||10.7%||10||5||50.0%||26|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||7||23||9||6||8||0||4||248||9.3%||16||7||43.7%||33|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||35||114||30||40||42||2||7||1218||9.4%||99||27||27.3%||188|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||232||59||78||86||9||17||2640||8.8%||260||52||20.0%||381|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||109||25||36||45||3||9||1284||8.5%||122||21||17.2%||175|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||2||5||5||0||0||160||7.5%||12||3||25.0%||23|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||17||3||7||7||0||1||224||7.6%||16||3||18.7%||29|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||94||16||34||42||2||8||1039||9.0%||93||18||19.4%||160|
|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)||53||52||1468||1343||91.5%||3||31-21||+0.9||31-21-0||+1||23-27|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||28||27||731||671||91.8%||2||17-10||-2||17-10-0||-2||11-16|
|TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)||27||27||769||703||91.4%||0||15-12||-3.2||15-12-0||-3||10-17|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||117||92.9%||0||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|TUUKKA RASK (Playoff Games)||7||7||223||207||92.8%||0||4-3||+0.2||4-3-0||+1||3-4|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.23, BOSTON 3.05|
|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||2-1||W||0, +125||W||6 un||U|
|4/21/2019||BOSTON||2-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ev||O|
|4/23/2019||at BOSTON|| |
|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|
|4/19/2019||TORONTO||1-2||L||0, -145||L||6 un||U|
|4/21/2019||at TORONTO||4-2||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ev||O|
|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.
|Bruins and Leafs set for another Game 7|
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins have been here before.
They will play a seventh game in a first-round playoff series at Boston on Tuesday night for the second season in a row and for the third time since 2013.
The Bruins forced the latest showdown with a 4-2 victory in Toronto on Sunday afternoon. Each team has won twice on the road in this series.
Although Boston won the Game 7 clashes in 2013 and 2018, both teams are claiming indifference to what happened in the past.
"I'm not a big believer of living in the past," Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. "I don't carry a lot of stuff around from the past at all. The bottom line is we've got a one-game series against these guys and we like each other, we like our group, we like hanging around together, we want to be together. The only way you get to be together is if you play good and execute and win."
Bruins left winger Jake DeBrusk, who scored a goal Sunday, said the success in Game 7 last year does not matter.
"No, to be honest, probably the only thing is home ice," he said. "But they've already won twice there. It's one of those things where you try to forget the past whether it's this series or last year's series."
Toronto started Game 6 with energy and scored the first goal of the game in the first period. Boston came back with two power-play goals and led 2-1 after the first period. It could have been more without a couple of superb saves by Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen.
Boston had a 41-24 advantage in shots on goal for the game.
Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin feels the Maple Leafs did not handle the setbacks in Game 6 as well as they had in earlier games of the series.
"We're going to have to maintain our composure on the bench and in the room and go in there with the same attitude that we've gone in there before and I think we'll be OK," Muzzin said Monday.
"We're not going to look at anything that's happened in the past and expect it to play out a certain way," said Bruins left winger Brad Marchand, who scored twice on Sunday, including the clincher into an empty net. "We're fighting for our season again next game. We don't know how it's going to play out, but we're going to have fun doing it."
The Bruins played their best game of the series in Game 6 and will try to carry it over to Game 7.
"Obviously we're desperate, but this is the kind of thing we talked about (Saturday), trying to hit your ceiling," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "We got as close to it (Sunday) as I've seen in a long time."
A key for the Maple Leafs will be to avoid penalties. The Bruins are 7-for-16 (43.75 percent) on the power play in the series after going 2-for-2 on Sunday. Toronto was 0-for-3 on the power play Sunday and is 3-for-14 (21.42 percent) on the series.
"Obviously, them getting two on the power play is not what we wanted," said Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly, who scored the first goal of the game Sunday. "It's important that we get that sorted out on the penalty kill."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 9/19/2019 10:18:31 PM EST|