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Game 4: Bruins at Maple Leafs preview

TORONTO – Good morning from the Air Canada Centre, where the Bruins will look to grab a 3-1 series lead tonight over the Maple Leafs. No lineup changes are expected for either team.

All eyes will be on linesmen Scott Cherrey and Brian Murphy. The Leafs weren’t happy about how the Bruins were cheating on the draw in Game 3. The Bruins won 60 percent of the faceoffs. Randy Carlyle didn’t think the Bruins were placing their sticks down first, as visitors must do.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)


Records: Bruins 2-1, Leafs 1-2

Projected Leafs lineup:

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

Carl Gunnarsson-Dion Phaneuf
Mark Fraser-Cody Franson
Jake Gardiner-Ryan O’Byrne

James Reimer
Ben Scrivens

Healthy scratches: Clarke MacArthur, Joe Colborne, Frazer McLaren, John-Michael Liles

Projected Bruins 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
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Wade Redden-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

Healthy scratches: Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson, Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo

Storylines: The Bruins’ depth showed in Game 3. The Bruins had offensive contributions from the third and fourth lines. Rich Peverley and Jaromir Jagr connected for the team’s second goal. Daniel Paille gave the Bruins a three-goal lead when he scored a shorthanded strike after picking Phil Kessel’s pocket. Six of Toronto’s seven goals have come off the sticks of Kessel, Joffrey Lupul, and James van Riemsdyk, who are all top-six forwards. None of the bottom-six Leafs has scored… Nathan Horton will look to extend his goal-scoring streak to four games. Horton, David Krejci, and Milan Lucic have been the Bruins’ best offensive forwards… Eric Furlatt and Francois St. Laurent will be the referees. Scott Cherrey and Brian Murphy will be the linesmen.



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