With identical 41-19-5 records, the Leafs and Bruins do battle tonight in Boston. The winner will, at least for a moment, get a bit of breathing room in the battle for 2nd and 3rd in the Atlantic division, with the winner getting a *checks notes* 1st round matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning?
Well, alright then.
Go Leafs, I guess?
For a moment it was believed that Nick Abruzzese, the Leafs’ recent signee and Harvard University Alum, would see his first NHL game tonight, but it appears that will have to wait a few more days:
It will be interesting to see what the kid can do at this level, but my expectations are tempered.
Also, a Jack Campbell update:
There are whispers that Campbell could return as early as Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets. If he does that’s great, because they need his presence in the lineup once again (assuming he plays better once healed up). No offense to Erik Kallgren, but he could use just a little more time in the minors before becoming a full time NHLer.
Here are your expected lines, with the obvious exception of Clifford going in for Abruzzese:
Enjoy the game.
GO LEAFS GO!!