Quick Preview of Bruins vs. Maple Leafs Matchup

Tonight, at 7 pm EST, the Boston Bruins will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden as the Bruins look to work their way back into one of the top three spots in the Atlantic Division. The game tonight should have a playoff atmosphere as the Bruins and Maple Leafs are tied at 87 points, with Toronto holding the tiebreaker, leaving the Bruins in the top wild-card spot. The Bruins and the Maple Leafs are no strangers as they gear up to face each other for the 679th time in their franchise histories. Boston leads the all-time series record with 301-266-98-1 as they look to add to the win column with their 302nd career win over their original six rivals. The Bruins have been especially good against Toronto when playing at home as they have a record of 187-99-47-5 compared to a road split of 114-167-51-8, leaving Bruins fans with a good feeling about tonight’s game. This matchup tonight will also be the first time the Bruins have hosted the Maple Leafs at TD Garden since October 22, 2019, leaving Bruins fans hungry to witness a victory over their division rival at home.

The Bruins are in good hands when it comes to their roster, as everyone is healthy and ready to get back in action after having a couple of days off with the last game played on Saturday. The man to watch for tonight is right winger David Pastrnak who has feasted on Toronto goaltending in the past as he has 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists) over only 19 career games. Toronto goaltending has been shaky all season, so this is the perfect opportunity for Pasta to add to his career number as he looks to lead the Boston Bruins to a win and the third spot in the Atlantic. Young stud rookie goaltender Jeremy Swayman will be between the pipes tonight as Boston rolls out their best goaltender in one of the most important games of the season so far. Stay tuned as this is a must-watch game against two original six powerhouses as they fight for playoff positioning.

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Kevin Santangelo

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