The TORONTO and the BOSTON will both be gunning for a victory on 11/10/2018 at 7:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS vs BOSTON BRUINS
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 10, 2018
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
|65||TORONTO||0 (-110)||6 -110
TV: 7:05 PM
PREDICTION: BOSTON , TORONTO
Oddsmakers currently have the TORONTO listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the BOSTON, while the game’s total is sitting at 6.
The Boston Bruins hope to cool down the red-hot Toronto Maple Leafs when they continue a four-game homestand on Saturday, but they’ll have to do it without their top goaltender. Tuukka Rask was granted a leave of absence on Friday to tend to a personal matter and will be away from the team indefinitely.
The 31-year-old Rask, who helped guide the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 2011 and captured the Vezina Trophy in 2014, has posted a 4-4-0 record and 3.05 goals-against average this season as he has shared the crease with newcomer Jaroslav Halak, who signed a two-year contract in July. Rask relieved Halak in Thursday’s 8-5 loss to Vancouver and was saddled with the loss after allowing three goals on 14 shots. Toronto is coming off a 6-1 home trouncing of New Jersey on Friday and has outscored its opponents 14-2 during its three-game winning streak. Nazem Kadri and defenseman Morgan Rielly each recorded a goal and an assist in the win for the Maple Leafs, who are kicking off a four-game road trip that features three contests in California next week.
TV: 7 p.m. ET, NHL Network, CBC, Sportsnet360 (Toronto), NESN (Boston)
ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAFS (11-5-0): John Tavares has collected two goals and three assists during his four-game point streak after tallying in the victory over the Devils. Patrick Marleau reached a milestone on Friday, as he set up Kadri’s goal for his 600th career assist. The 39-year-old forward, who was drafted second overall by San Jose in 1997, is nine games away from 1,600 in the NHL.
ABOUT THE BRUINS (8-5-2): Boston will be recalling a goaltender from Providence of the American Hockey League to serve as the backup to Halak, who is 4-1-2 with two shutouts, a 1.96 GAA and a .936 save percentage despite surrendering five goals on 19 shots versus the Canucks. The 33-year-old Slovakian will be in net against the Maple Leafs and also may start when the Bruins host Vegas on Sunday. Patrice Bergeron scored a goal on Thursday, giving him a team-high 21 points on the season and five over his last four games.
1. Bruins RW David Backes, who is six assists away from 300 for his career, has yet to record a point in 10 games this season.
2. Rielly leads Toronto with 20 points and is nine shy of 200 in the NHL.
3. Boston recalled C Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, who made his only NHL appearance in 2016-17, from Providence on Friday.
PREDICTION: Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 3