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LGD: They Did Surgery On The Bruins

It’s Game Day!

The Franken-roster Bruins are in town tonight to take on the Buds at Scotiabank Arena.

The Bruins are seemingly missing half of their roster, which is pretty terrifying for a one-line team. The Leafs, meanwhile, may be playing their last Matthews and Nylander-less game of the season tonight. Exciting times!

At A Glance

Record: 16-8-0 (4th)

5v5 CF%: 49.94 (18th)

PDO: 100.035 (2nd)

Goal Differential: +22 (3rd)

Record: 13-6-4 (7th)

5v5 CF%: 50.95 (12th)

PDO: 100.015 (7th)

Goal Differential: +10 (9th)

The Bruins are nipping at the heels of the Leafs in the Atlantic Division standings, and this logjam of a division doens’t look like it’ll be widening any time soon. The Bruins are by and large not as dominant of a team as some thought they’d be, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous – healthy or not.

Leafs Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Zach Hyman
ZACH HYMAN

Rating: 73.1#55 LW

John Tavares
JOHN TAVARES

Rating: 81.6#10 C

Mitch Marner
MITCH MARNER

Rating: 78.7#15 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 77.81#17 FL1
Patrick Marleau
PATRICK MARLEAU

Rating: 73.7#44 LW

Nazem Kadri
NAZEM KADRI

Rating: 77.1#36 C

Kasperi Kapanen
KASPERI KAPANEN

Rating: 74.0#43 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.93#8 FL2
Andreas Johnsson
ANDREAS JOHNSSON

Rating: 72.0#84 LW

Par Lindholm
PAR LINDHOLM

Rating: 72.1#111 C

Connor Brown
CONNOR BROWN

Rating: 69.5#107 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 71.18#25 FL3
Tyler Ennis
TYLER ENNIS

Rating: 71.0#96 LW

Frederik Gauthier
FREDERIK GAUTHIER

Rating: 69.9#167 C

Josh Leivo
JOSH LEIVO

Rating: 72.6#62 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.16#10 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
Morgan Rielly
MORGAN RIELLY

Rating: 79.0#6 LD

Ron Hainsey
RON HAINSEY

Rating: 73.4#36 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 76.23#9 DL1
Jake Gardiner
JAKE GARDINER

Rating: 76.3#17 LD

Martin Marincin
MARTIN MARINCIN

Rating: 70.9#82 RD

DL2 Rating
Rating: 73.61#17 DL2
Travis Dermott
TRAVIS DERMOTT

Rating: 73.9#40 LD

Igor Ozhiganov
IGOR OZHIGANOV

Rating: 72.4#48 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 73.13#6 DL3

Take that second pairing with a grain of salt. Nikita Zaitsev is ill, but Mike Babcock still expects him to play. Meh.

Bruins Lines

LW C RW Forwards
Brad Marchand
BRAD MARCHAND

Rating: 82.0#5 LW

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson
JAKOB FORSBACKA KARLSSON

Rating: 73.0#81 C

David Pastrnak
DAVID PASTRNAK

Rating: 84.0#3 RW

FL1 Rating
Rating: 79.69#9 FL1
Danton Heinen
DANTON HEINEN

Rating: 72.5#72 LW

David Krejci
DAVID KREJCI

Rating: 74.3#58 C

Jake DeBrusk
JAKE DEBRUSK

Rating: 76.9#19 RW

FL2 Rating
Rating: 74.56#12 FL2
Anders Bjork
ANDERS BJORK

Rating: 70.9#98 LW

Joakim Nordstrom
JOAKIM NORDSTROM

Rating: 69.4#176 C

Noel Acciari
NOEL ACCIARI

Rating: 68.9#184 RW

FL3 Rating
Rating: 69.78#30 FL3
Chris Wagner
CHRIS WAGNER

Rating: 69.4#128 LW

Colby Cave
COLBY CAVE

Rating: 73.0#79 C

David Backes
DAVID BACKES

Rating: 71.8#79 RW

FL4 Rating
Rating: 71.43#8 FL4
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS Defense
John Moore
JOHN MOORE

Rating: 71.4#86 LD

Kevan Miller
KEVAN MILLER

Rating: 73.7#34 RD

DL1 Rating
Rating: 72.57#26 DL1
Torey Krug
TOREY KRUG

Rating: 80.3#2 LD

Connor Clifton
CONNOR CLIFTON
DL2 Rating
Rating: 80.34#1 DL2
Jeremy Lauzon
JEREMY LAUZON
Matt Grzelcyk
MATT GRZELCYK

Rating: 72.2#54 RD

DL3 Rating
Rating: 72.19#14 DL3

The “made up name” joke has been beaten to death, but holy shit, how does this team ever win games?

No Bergeron. No McAvoy. No Chara. Don’t mess this up, Leafs.

Who’s Hot

  • Andreas Johnsson is coming off of a break-out performance in which he notched a first period hat-trick against the Flyers.
  • Jake Debrusk has a goal in each of his last two games – both Boston wins.

Starting Goalies

Jaroslav Halak

8-2-2, .939 sv%

Frederik Andersen

12-7-0, .931

Both goalies have been red hot to start the season. This one could very well be a goalie battle… or end 9-7, because it’s the Leafs. Who knows.

TSN4 will have all the action tonight at 7pm ET.

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