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Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs | March 31, 2011

The Boston Bruins (43-23-10; 96 pts.) host the Toronto Maple Leafs (35-32-10; 80 pts.) tonight inside the TD Garden. Action begins at 7:00 p.m. EST, can be seen on NESN TV and heard on 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub.

Boston has owned Toronto over the past few seasons, posting a 11-3-2 in their last 16 games against the Maple Leafs.

Tonight will also be the 639th meeting in these two teams’ histories with the B’s holding a 278-255-98-7 record against the Leafs, and Toronto holding a 1,908-1,870 scoring advantage.

Boston is 174-95-47-2 on home ice — in 318 home games — against Toronto with a 1,037-848 scoring edge over that span.

Projected Lineups:
(Subject to Change)

Boston:

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Mark Recchi
Tyler Seguin – Chris Kelly – Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille -Greg Campbell – Michael Ryder

Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle – Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference – Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Toronto:

Clarke MacArthur – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Jofferey Lupul – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Nazem Kadri – Darryl Boyce – Joey Crabb
Fredrik Sjostrom – Tim Brent – Mike Brown

Keith Aulie – Dion Phaneuf
Carl Gunnarson – Luke Schenn
Matt Lashoff – Mike Komisarek

James Reimer
Jonas Gustavsson

Injuries:

Boston:

Marc Savard (head) – LTIR
Shawn Thornton-Facial Stitches

Toronto:

Colton Orr (Concussion)
Colby Armstrong (Foot)

Team Leaders:

Boston:

Goals: Milan Lucic – 30
Assists: David Krejci – 48
Points: David Krejci – 60
+/-: Zdeno Chara – +31
Hits: Milan Lucic – 161
PIM: Shawn Thornton – 122
FO%: Patrice Bergeron – 56.2%

Toronto:

Goals: Phil Kessel/Mikhail Grabovski – 29
Assists: Clarke MacArthur – 38
Points: Clarke MacArthur – 59
+/-: Mikhail Grabovski – 15
Hits: Luke Schenn – 238
PIM: Colton Orr – 128
FO%: Tyler Bozak – 53.7%

Team Totals:

Boston:

5v5 goals: 165
Penalty Minutes: 1065
Hits: 1642
Blocked Shots: 1091

Toronto:

5v5 goals: 143
Penalty Minutes: 930
Hits: 1914
Blocked Shots: 1247

Last Ten Games:

Boston: (5-3-2)
Toronto: (6-4-0)

Previous Matchups:

October 28, 2010-Bruins win 2-0 in regulation
December 1, 2010-Maple Leafs win 3-2 in a shoot out
January 3, 2011-Bruins win 2-1 in regulation
February 15, 2011-Maple Leafs win 4-3 in regulation
March 19, 2011- Maple Leafs win 5-2 in regulation

Comparing Lines:
Boston:

Lucic-Krejci-Horton
(Last five games)
Five goals, Nine assists

Toronto:

MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin
(Last five games)
Five goals, Ten assists

Referees:
Wes McCauley
Kyle Rehman

Linesmen:
Brian Mach
Scott Cherrey

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