NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, November 25th
(All times eastern)
Boston Bruins (9-9-2) at Toronto Maple Leafs (13-7-4), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Toronto Maple Leafs try to build on Friday's impressive
win tonight when they welcome the Boston Bruins to Air Canada Centre for the
opener of a two-game set.
Jeff O'Neill and Darcy Tucker each scored a goal and had two assists as the
Maple Leafs pounded the Washington Capitals, 7-1, at the Verizon Center.
Mike Peca, Hal Gill and Matt Stajan all had a goal and an assist for the Maple
Leafs, who have won two of their last three games.
Goaltender Andrew Raycroft turned aside 22 shots for Toronto, which scored
four goals in the second period to take command of the contest.
The Leafs scored seven goals without captain Mats Sundin, who has been out for
seven games with a torn ligament in his elbow. Despite the initial prognosis
of 3-4 weeks on the shelf, Sundin will likely be back on game ice in tonight's
Boston, meanwhile, has lost two of its last three games since its first
winning streak of the season (four games). On Friday afternoon the Bruins
dropped a 5-1 tilt to visiting Carolina, as former Bruin John Grahame stopped
25 shots and five different players scored for the Hurricanes.
Patrice Bergeron scored the lone goal for the Bruins, who lost for the second
time in seven contests. Goaltender Tim Thomas allowed three goals on 25 shots
before being replaced by Philippe Sauve, who made 13 saves the rest of the
The Leafs and Bruins will face off again at the ACC on Tuesday.
Toronto and Boston have split two meetings this season, both played in
Beantown. Last season they split eight clashes.
11/25 10:36:43 ET