Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

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    Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2013/05/game_6_bruins_a_3.html

    TORONTO – Good morning from the Air Canada Centre, where the Bruins will have their second take at eliminating the Maple Leafs from the playoffs. The Bruins dropped Game 5 at TD Garden, 2-1. The Bruins will look to apply the same pressure they showed in Game 5’s third period for 60 minutes tonight.

    Wade Redden, out for Game 5 because of an undisclosed injury, could be back in tonight’s lineup. Redden participated in an optional practice Saturday at the Garden. If Redden goes back in, Matt Bartkowski would be a healthy scratch.

     

    Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers) Records: Bruins 3-2, Leafs 2-3

     

    Projected Leafs lineup:

     

    Joffrey Lupul-Tyler Bozak-Phil Kessel
    James van Riemsdyk-Mikhail Grabovski-Nikolai Kulemin
    Clarke MacArthur-Nazem Kadri-Matt Frattin
    Leo Komarov-Jay McClement-Colton Orr

     

    Carl Gunnarsson-Dion Phaneuf
    Jake Gardiner-Cody Franson
    John-Michael Liles-Ryan O’Byrne

     

    James Reimer

     

    Storylines: If the Leafs win tonight, Game 7 will be Monday at the Garden at 7 p.m. That does not give either team much turnaround time, especially if tonight’s game goes into overtime… The Bruins are 10-13 all-time in Game 6 when they have a 3-2 series lead… David Krejci brings a five-game scoring streak into tonight. Krejci has five goals and six assists in the series… Dan O’Rourke and Brad Meier will be the referees. Steve Barton and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.

    Andrew Ference will not play tonight because of an undisclosed injury. Ference did not make the trip to Toronto yesterday. Ference is considered day-to-day, said Claude Julien.“Didn’t make the trip for the right reasons,” Julien said. “We’re heading back home tonight, one way or another. He’s a day-to-day.”

     

    This will mark the second game Ference will miss in the series. Ference was suspended for Game 2 because of his illegal check to the head of Mikhail Grabovski in Game 1. Ference’s status further muddies the defensive lineup. Wade Redden skated this morning and practiced yesterday, but the ex-Blue is a game-time decision for tonight. Redden didn’t play in Game 5 because of an undisclosed injury.

     

    If Redden can play, he will most likely replace Ference as Johnny Boychuk’s partner on the No. 2 pairing. If Redden can’t go, Dougie Hamilton could dress for the second time in the series. However, if Hamilton goes in, Dennis Seidenberg would have to switch to the left side and be split from Zdeno Chara.

     

    The guess here is that Redden will dress. Tonight’s expected lineup:

     

    Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
    Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
    Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Jaromir Jagr
    Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

     

    Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
    Wade Redden-Johnny Boychuk
    Matt Bartkowski-Adam McQuaid

    Tuukka Rask"

     

     

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Let's end it tonight. Hate game 7's.

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Thank god we added a dman.  Chara seidz boychuk get ready for lots of ice.  

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    In response to getoffthephone's comment:

    Let's end it tonight. Hate game 7's.



    I only hate them when the B's are involved. Love them every other time. In the CJ era the B's are 2-2 in gm 7's on home ice. Not a fan of 50/50 odds.

     
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    In response to shuperman's comment:

    Thank god we added a dman.  Chara seidz boychuk get ready for lots of ice.  



    Yea hope Boychuk has some more body parts left to use for blocking shots. 

     
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    In response to shuperman's comment:

    Thank god we added a dman.  Chara seidz boychuk get ready for lots of ice.  



    Agree definitely in the low thirtys high twenty's no doubt.

     
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    Thank god we added a dman.  Chara seidz boychuk get ready for lots of ice.  

     



    Agree definitely in the low thirtys high twenty's no doubt.

     



    Philly went to cup finals with 4.  Bart hamilton would get low low minutes.  

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Rangers and Caps heading to a game 7

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Sounds like Redden & Hamilton will be paired together?

     
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    In response to 4everbruins' comment:

    Sounds like Redden & Hamilton will be paired together?




    I don't think so...probably means Seidenberg/Hamilton, Chara/Boychuk, Redden/McQuaid

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Bozak out, Colbourne in

     
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    My Leafs-lovin' wife is giving me some grief tonight guys...already talking about game seven tomorrow night.

    HNIC are talking up the Leafs big time.

     

    Let's go Bruins!!!!

     

    End.

    This.

    Tonight.

     

    Please.

     
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    All the pressure is on the B's.  Looking forward to seeing how they handle it.

     
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    In response to 4everbruins' comment:

    Bozak out, Colbourne in




    Oh man.  What a gift.

     
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    In response to Davinator's comment:

    My Leafs-lovin' wife is giving me some grief tonight guys...already talking about game seven tomorrow night.

    HNIC are talking up the Leafs big time.

     

    Let's go Bruins!!!!

     

    End.

    This.

    Tonight.

     

    Please.



    We all do Dav 

     
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    Bozak out, Colbourne in

     




    Oh man.  What a gift.

     




    with a bow!

     
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    In response to hangnail's comment:

    All the pressure is on the B's.  Looking forward to seeing how they handle it.




    A few have said this.  I disagree.  "We tried" really isn't going to fly in Toronto.  Those fans expect a series victory.  The TML players are under plenty of pressure.

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Any word on what's up with this delay?

    There is only so much Keith Jones I can take!

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    I look at Toronto and I see a team who is playing the game and having fun.  And the I see the B's as carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders.  Just my perception...I hope the B's can lighten up and have some fun.  Scoring early will help.

     
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    Poor Marchand cannot duck hits anymore otherwise he gets suspended.

     
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    Good start. PP time!

     
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    Re: Game 6 preview: Bruins at Maple Leafs

    Don Cherry said I think we will win 3-2 ,  we = Leafs

     
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