Bruins Ride Momentum From Game 3 To A 2-1 Series Lead

Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:51 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019 7:51 PM UTC

After establishing their game and rattling the Leafs in a 4-1 Game 2 win, the Bruins take Game 3 in Toronto. 

Boston (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) at Toronto (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS)

Monday, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Free NHL Pick: Bruins Regulation

Best Line Offered: Bovada

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After a 4-1 Game 1 victory, the Maple Leafs looked to be the team in control of this series with the Bruins, the team that broke their hearts in a seven-game series last season. The Leafs used their speed, skill and a surprisingly physical game to frazzle the Bruins. However, in Game 2, the Bruins went back to their game of physicality and skill and displayed way more discipline than the Leafs, specifically forward Nazem Kadri, who crossed the line one too many times, the worst being a cross-check to the face of Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk. The B's turned that power play into a goal and happily obliged to the Leafs' undisciplined play, tying the series at one with their own 4-1 victory.

The Bruins did suffer some major injuries though as DeBrusk is likely concussed, as is defenseman Torey Krug from a Jake Muzzin hit. They also lost defenseman Connor Cliffton and will need to dig deep to compensate for the shorthanded blue line. When it comes to injuries though, this isn't the Bruins' first rodeo! The B's overcame major losses to injuries all season and still finished second in the Eastern Conference. They will rally again and take a 2-1 series lead with a 3-0 win in regulation.

Kadri meanwhile, is likely to be suspended for the rest of the series.

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Stay classy Kadri #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/cSRBqOygGN

— Boston Bruins on CLNS (@BruinsCLNS) April 14, 2019
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The Bruins are 1-1 against the spread and 0-0 on the road. Boston has scored five goals and allowed five. They're 0-2-0 on the over/under and 0-0-0 on the road. The Bruins are 1-1 on the puck line and 0-0 on the road. Brad Marchand leads the team in points with a goal and two assists and Patrice Bergeron leads in goals with two lamplighters. Krug also has two helpers.

The Leafs are 1-1 against the spread and 0-0 at home. Toronto has scored five goals and allowed five in the series. They're 0-2-0 on the over/under and 0-0-0 at home. The Leafs are 1-1 on the puck line and 0-0 at home. Mitch Marner leads the team in goals with two lamplighters. John Tavares, William Nylander, and Kadri all have a goal and an assist.

Goaltending Matchup

For the Bruins, Tuukka Rask is 1-1 with a 2.02 GAA and .937 save percentage.

For the Maple Leafs, Andersen is 1-1 with a 2.50 GAA and .937 save percentage.

M*A*S*H Report
  • For the Maple Leafs, Michael Hutchinson (personal) is day-to-day.
  • For the Bruins, Jake DeBrusk (undisclosed), Torey Krug (undisclosed), Connor Cliffton (upper body) John Moore (upper-body) Marcus Johannson (illness) Kevan Miller (lower-body) and Sean Kuraly (hand) are day-to-day.

Game 3 Prediction: Bruins 3 Leafs 0
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