John Tavares leads Toronto with 47 goals, Mitch Marner has 68 assists and Morgan Rielly has 223 shots on goal. I don't know what to say. We need to take advantage of our opportunities and make sure we're prepared for each game.
Jake Gardiner's game play will be in question all series as he attempts to recover from a back injury while putting the nightmare behind him that was his minus-five performance in last year's Game 7 loss. We know this team very well, we know how they play.
The series with Boston in an important one for Gardiner.
Toronto jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period.
At 6-foot-3, 216lbs Muzzin is the only blueliner for the Maple Leafs who wasn't involved in the series last season.
While the Leafs, who battled back from a 3-1 series deficit just to force Game 7 past year, might have an edge in depth up front, the Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak triumvirate could sink them on their own.
"It's the first time in a long time we have had our full team and we're excited about that", winger Zach Hyman said.
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The most effective way for the Maple Leafs to put this storyline to bed is to get out to a better start in the series and avoid chasing it the way they did for much of the time a year ago. Everyone on Claude Julien's team will want to get in this game, regardless if a playoff spot is on the line or not.
"Maybe win one", he noted.
Throughout much of Game 1 and 2 last season, the Maple Leafs seemed overwhelmed by the hostility at TD Garden in Boston and sat back while the Bruins came at them in waves.
"I've said it before, it was just one of those things", Jordie Benn said. "I hope that maybe fans see a more personal side of me, but also I hope it inspires them to shoot their own videos with their friends". "It's going to be on the ice, it's going to be amongst two teams".
Give the Habs credit, they aren't going down without a fight. "We're going to be better for it next year". When you are the coach, take it on yourself, when you are the player, take it on yourself. The Maple Leafs have gone 23-18 on the road and they have averaged 3.41 gpg and have allowed 3.07 gpg in those games. To come out and give the fans one last show for the year and a big win, have the new kid come in and have Poehls put up three goals and the shootout victor, it was pretty historical.
Buckle up your seat belts, Boston sports fans, because it's time for the best season of the year. I guess the way I look at it is real simple for me. "You guys love throwing out comparisons and history and all that", Andersen told Sporting News. "Just try to move on".
Going back 50 years, Boston has ruled Toronto in the National Hockey League playoffs, and for Leafs fans, recent history has been the most painful. All three are coming off regular seasons where they reached career highs in points, including Brad Marchand's first career 100-point season. "You work so hard to get to this point, you just have to embrace the challenge and have fun with it".