It’s all about revenge here tonight at the Garden.
The last time the Maple Leafs were in Boston, as you might recall, they were on the losing end of a miraculous comeback for the Bruins. Boston was down 4-1 in Game 7 of their playoff series when, with 11 minutes to go, they started a comeback that finished with Patrice Bergeron’s overtime goal that sent them on in the postseason.
The Bruins have been doing their best to downplay that angle for this game, insisting that it’s more important because it’s a divisional rival ahead of them in the standings. But that doesn’t mean that the Leafs feel the same way.
James Reimer is expected to get the start for Toronto. He, of course, was in net against the Bruins on May 13 for the collapse.
Game time: 7 p.m.
TV/Radio: CBC/NHL Network/NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub
Records: Bruins 9-5-1, Maple Leafs 11-5-0
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Carl Soderberg-Chris Kelly-Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Notes: The Bruins are 9-1-1 in their last 11 games against the Leafs, and 20-4-3 in their last 27 against Toronto in the regular season. … The last year when the Bruins had a sub-.500 record against the Leafs in the regular season was 2001-2002. … After allowing goals on five straight power plays, the Bruins have killed the last 15 penalties against them. … Both Reilly Smith and Dougie Hamilton have three-game point streaks.