The third meeting between the Bruins and the Maple Leafs is sure to get the blood pumping on both sides. The Bruins are hoping to close out the month of November with obtaining a point in every game.
Toronto just wants to beat them.
In both of the previous games combined, the Bruins have managed to outscore them 13-2 with the most recent loss being an embarrassing 7-0 loss in Toronto. The Maple Leafs will have a chance to redeem themselves tonight, as they have a couple of players that have been contributing quite a bit since then.
The Leafs (14-8-2) currently hold first place in the Division, sitting just a point ahead of the Bruins (14-7-1).
This is the first game of a home-and-home series between these two. The Maple Leafs will come back to Boston on Saturday after finishing up tonight at the Air Canada Centre.
Phil Kessel and the rest of the team will once again have to face Tim Thomas in net who has a remarkable .965 save percentage so far this season against the Leafs. Thomas will also be trying for his ninth win in a row, which would be a career best for the 37-year-old goalie.
Jonas Gustavsson will be in between the pipes for Toronto and will be going for his fifth straight win.