GDT: Bruins at Leafs

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  1. crump

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    Bruins 13-6-4. At Leafs 16-8-0

    Bruins have more points from their losses than the Leafs.
    Leafs have more wins.
    Leafs have two generational spots open on the roster.
    Bruins have none.

    What are the chances we see another 0 penalty game?


     
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    Our division is ridiculous.
     
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    Been looking forward to this one, was hoping Matthews would be back though.

    Shame Chara is out though, love watching him struggle to contain the Leafs speed.
     
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    Are you kidding me? Have the Leafs ever scored on Chara 5v5?
     
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    This is the type of team that our Leafs need to beat on a regular basis, to really be in the conversation for Cup Contenders. Bruins seem to be able to exploit our weaknesses.
     
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    No idea, I'll guess yes.
     
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    Bruins plagued with injuries, Leafs need to capitalize
     
  8. mavis

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    Given Charas track record of reliably shutting down Matthews and Kessel over the years, I’d put my wager on no :P
     
  9. LeafSteel

    LeafSteel GO LEAFS GO!!!

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    We swept the season series against them last year but they always have our number in the playoffs.....
     
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    Good thing you didn't specify what you wagered exactly ;). Quick check shows that chara was a minus in 2/4 games last year meaning we scored against him at least once in those two games.
     
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    Hehe, I knew someone would come along and hold be accountable. Thanks for looking that up, but **** you
     
  12. The Apologist

    The Apologist Apologizing for Leaf scapegoats since 1979

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    Yup. While not this season (in one game) I didn't have to go back too far in the seven game series against them to find it.
     
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    But make no mistake, while many teams and players, especially older ones, struggle to contain the Leafs speed, Chara IMO has not been one of them. A Leafs killer in my books still.
     
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    I think that's because of his previous dominance against the leafs. Last year or so he hasn't been that great. Also becuase of his stupid long reach he doesn't need to be that fast. JMO.
     
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    Well he had a grand total of 1 assist against us last season and his plus minus is 0. He had 3 assists against us the year before yet his plus minus was -2 for the season. So the answer is yes!
     
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    Yea he’s got a good stick, and good positioning. His brain and experience puts him one step ahead of the opposition, not his quickness. Fully ready to admit that my perception comes from a couple years ago and more mostly, but I haven’t really seen the Leafs roast him enough yet to shed it.
     
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    I think the Bruins are also missing 4 of their 6 starting d-men.

    I really don't like Boston, ever since the Kessel trade but when an opposing player says this about your team:

    I love beating Toronto.” - David Pastrnak - November 10, 2018

    Kinda makes you hate their dirty arrogant cheating good for nothing players even more. That dirt ball Marchand, that WLB Krug ... really an easy team to hate.

    This is a statement game for the Leafs, Boston missing 4 of their 6 top d-men. Missing Bergeron, time to feast on Bear steak.

    I wonder how many missed calls the Refs are going to have?
     
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    Pretty sure he is out hurt.
     
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    We need to step up the game, we have been playing ridiculously lately. Then again Boston is just garbage if they can’t even win against a half dead pony then they don’t deserve to win a playoff round this year either.
     
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    GAME DAY: Bruins at Maple Leafs
    Lance HornbyMore from Lance Hornby
    GAME DAY: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Monday, 7 P.M.
    Scotiabank Arena
    TV: TSN RADIO: Sportsnet 590

    THE BIG MATCH-UP
    G Frederik Andersen vs. G T. Rask/J. Halak
    It’s a matter of pride for Andersen, who lost twice on the road last week and gets his first shot against the Bruins since last year’s playoffs. His regular-season record against them is 10-1 with a .935 save percentage. Rask has come through some off-ice issues with a big 32-save win Saturday in Montreal, but Halak beat the Leafs earlier this month.
    KEYS TO THE GAME
    1. NO MORE MR. NICE GUYS
    Chances the Leafs post a third straight penalty-free game at home against this particular foe aren’t great. If Toronto does get the gate a few times, beware Boston’s third-ranked power play, which added another goal against the Habs on Saturday and is near 30%. Toronto’s group remains potent, but isn’t getting much work and must overcome an 0-for-10 drought.
    2. CONTROL YOUNG CUBS
    While they won’t see old antagonists such as Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron, some new Bruins are getting added ice time because of injuries.
    “The team’s growing in front of our eyes,” said coach Bruce Cassidy. “Young guys that need to learn how to win. I don’t want to call it playoff hockey in November, but we are in close games every night.”
    3. THE TWO JOHNNYS
    John Tavares had Toronto’s only strike in a 5-1 loss at TD Garden on Nov. 10, launching him on seven goals in the next nine games, including one on Saturday against the Flyers. Leafs scoring in that game was dominated by Andreas Johnsson’s first career hat trick.
    4. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
    Boston has now been in five straight one-goal affairs, earning points in all (3-0-2). But this time, they’re the visitors and the Leafs aren’t coming off a back-to-back. Toronto could have been ahead in that first meeting last month, shut out on 20 first-period shots. Leafs are 10-0-0 scoring first this season.
    5. SHOTS NOT FAVOURABLE
    The Leafs are averaging 32.7 shots against per game, which is one of the highest in the league for a team that’s currently in a playoff position.
    LEAFS GAME DAY LINES
    LW C RW

    Zach Hyman John Tavares Mitch Marner
    Patrick Marleau Nazem Kadri Kasperi Kapanen
    Andreas Johnsson Par Lindholm Connor Brown
    Tyler Ennis Frederick Gauthier Josh Leivo
    DEFENCE PAIRINGS
    Morgan Rielly Ron Hainsey
    Jake Gardiner Nikita Zaitsev
    Travis Dermott Igor Ozhiganov
    GOALIES
    Frederik Andersen
    Garret Sparks
    Sick Bay
    C Auston Matthews (shoulder)
    BRUINS GAME DAY LINES
    LW C RW
    Brad Marchand Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson David Pastrnak
    Danton Heinen David Krejci Jake DeBrusk
    Joakim Nordstrom Colby Cave Noel Acciari
    Chris Wagner Sean Kuraly David Backes
    DEFENCE PAIRINGS
    Matt Grzelcyk Kevan Miller
    Torey Krug Connor Clifton
    Jeremy Lauzon John Moore
    GOALIES
    Tuukka Rask
    Jaroslav Halak
    Sick Bay
    D Zdeno Chara (knee)
    D Charlie McAvoy (concussion)
    D Urho Vaakanainen (concussion)
    D Brandon Carlo (upper body)
    C Patrice Bergeron (upper body)
    SPECIAL TEAMS
    POWER PLAY

    Toronto 23.8% (9th)
    Boston 28.4% (3rd)
    PENALTY KILLING
    Toronto 81.3% (11th)
    Boston 78.4% (20th)
     
  21. The Apologist

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    That he has been. The Rat too ....
     
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    Whooof that Boston sick bay is grim.
     
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    mjhfb Easier from up here

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    1C Bergeron and 3 of top 4D out hurt.
     
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    Definitely isn't a more pretentious or stuck up group of fans on this site then Bruins fans. Just win.
     
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    Yep like the Patriots, they are so easy to dislike.
     
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