Maple Leafs vs. Bruins Playoff Odds, Betting Preview

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Ron Hainsey #2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Nashville Predators during the first period at Bridgestone Arena on March 19, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. But the Bruins' defense will slow them down enough in Boston, and ultimately come out on top with another thrilling Game 7 victory inside TD Garden. April 17 for Games 3 and 4. Now we've got to go to the next level and play a good Boston team.

Matthews is coming off a dismal performance in last year's playoffs.

"The biggest thing is there's going to be no room, there's going to be no time, there's going to be no space", Babcock said. "Our guys are growing, and they're going to get older and they're going to get better". "You get to the league, and then you get good in the league and you get better in the league, then you are good defensively, then you penalty kill".

"We all lost. We all were there". You don't like the feeling."+". "I want to compete, produce and help this team win any way I can". Regardless, the Leafs still lack that snarl and their forwards are soft. Guys like Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron missed some serious time.

Mike Babcock said Muzzin also spoke up, one of the reasons he was brought in at mid-season.

They're the most efficient team when moving the puck in all three zones, make the best choices at both blue lines, and no team creates as many odd man rushes as they do. They've added John Tavares.

Poehling, who signed three-year entry-level deal last Sunday, became the fifth Canadiens player in franchise history to score at least two goals in his National Hockey League debut. We're always using our iPhone to take pics, shoot video in between games or on the road.

The Leafs are set to face the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs on Thursday. But the Bruins are the much better two-way team, and should prevail. The Bruins enter this game having won seven of their last 11 games to finish up the regular season with 107 points, which tied them with the Flames for the 2nd most in the league.

Sami Kapanen gave the Leafs a late lead eight minutes into the third. The club has more firepower compared to a year ago and many of Toronto's key players didn't play well in last season's series while key members of the Bruins could do no wrong. "Now the real fun starts".

"My trust has never not been with Mitch", Babcock said.

"No, I don't think it favors (either team)", Sweeney said Monday before Boston's practice.

Rielly likes the Leafs chances this time, despite most figuring Boston will prevail with home ice advantage and a more veteran team.

"I don't know, I think we have an wonderful team with a lot of players and I think sometimes". "The people there, the organization, really meant a lot to me". They're just going to play their game.

"Don't do anything silly".

Like any playoff series, the goalies will be under a microscope.

The native of Lakeville, Minn., netted his second of the game to make it 2-2, an easy tap-in at 2:56 of the second period.

"They're a good team, we're a pretty good team", Matthews said.

The Leafs will soon find out if that's indeed the case.