Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins (4/11)

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins (4/11)

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins (4/11)

We had a period of time it didn't go good in the net.

"It's a whole new year, starting today". Granted there is history because of the playoff series but you can not compare it. "Now we feel confident, we like our structure, we like what we have going on".

Toronto is finishing the season on a downward spiral and they are struggling defensively.

The B's won a thrilling Round 1 series last year in a dramatic Game 7 win at TD Garden in Boston, where this year's matchup will open Thursday night. It was a crushing defeat. This time, Toronto held a 4-3 lead heading into the third, when they melted away by again allowing four unanswered Bruins goals.

Rielly is right though. They are extremely hungry after the Bruins sent them packing a year ago in the playoffs. The Leafs got trounced in the first two games in Boston in last season's series, and that kind of deficit is not easy to overcome, especially for a young team.

Rielly, John Tavares, Marleau, Mitch Marner and Connor Brown will complete the schedule with flawless attendance. He does not consider the history relevant to what lays ahead of the team though.

He hasn't had to because that bitter memory of the Bruins' series-clinching 7-4 win remains fresh in Gardiner's mind.

"Surreal moment for myself", said Poehling, who signed a three-year entry-level deal last Sunday. We know this team very well, we know how they play. "We had a lot of fun making this shot on iPhone film".


Boston also won this year's season series 3-1.

In an ideal world, would Toronto have preferred a different first-round opponent? The Maple Leafs have always been a thorn in Boston's side.

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"It's an opportunity to play some guys, we have people a little banged up", Babcock said.

The 20-year-old notched a hat trick and then added the shootout victor to lead the Canadiens to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the season finale for both teams, which came one day after Montreal was eliminated from playoff contention.

"Maybe win one", he noted. We did a great job and I think it was under a lot of pressure, which is what you see in the playoffs. Game 2 is Saturday night before the best-of-seven series moves to Toronto for Games 3 and 4 on The two teams also played in the first round a year ago, when Boston won in seven games. "I think that just comes with age", Gardiner said. "It's going to be on the ice, it's going to be amongst two teams". Hopefully, it goes our way, but at the end of the day, you don't know. There's going to be moments in the game where they have momentum. Apple has emphasized everyday photography for years and that doesn't change if you take photos of your kids, your pets, or your National Hockey League teammates. The under is 4-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 overall.

There are some similarities between this Leafs team and the one that lost to the Bruins last season, but one key significant change could make all the difference.

Buckle up your seat belts, Boston sports fans, because it's time for the best season of the year. "I really don't", Cassidy said. You pull your starter, throw a guy in there, the rest of the guys are looking at you like, "What the hell are you doing?" All three are coming off regular seasons where they reached career highs in points, including Brad Marchand's first career 100-point season. "Instead of dropping your shoulders, you come in with an upbeat mood and try to lift the spirit of the group".

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