Re: Game 5: Leafs v. Bruins (10/05/13), 3-1 B's Series Lead
posted at 5/10/2013 11:29 AM EDT
GNB's (Fluto-Hags hybrid?) take:
Good morning from TD Garden, where there could be handshakes tonight. The Bruins will look to close out the Leafs.
The Bruins are not expected to make any lineup changes. Matt Bartkowski was recalled Thursday for depth purposes.
John-Michael Liles will dress in place of Mark Fraser, who is out with facial fractures. Fraser was injured in Game 4 when Milan Lucic hit him in the forehead with a shot.
Puck drop: 7 p.m.
TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama),98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)
Records: Leafs 1-3, Bruins 3-1
Projected Leafs lineup:
Joffrey Lupul-Tyler Bozak-Phil Kessel
James van Riemsdyk-Mikhail Grabovski-Nikolai Kulemin
Clarke MacArthur-Nazem Kadri-Matt Frattin
Leo Komarov-Jay McClement-Colton Orr
Carl Gunnarsson-Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner-Cody Franson
John-Michael Liles-Ryan O’Byrne
Healthy scratches: Ryan Hamilton, Joe Colborne, Frazer McLaren, Jesse Blacker
Projected Bruins lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Rich Peverley-Chris Kelly-Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Wade Redden-Adam McQuaid
Healthy scratches: Dougie Hamilton, Aaron Johnson, Matt Bartkowski, Kaspars Daugavins, Carl Soderberg, Jay Pandolfo
Storylines: The Leafs also called up a spare defenseman Thursday. Jesse Blacker will be a healthy scratch. No sign of Mike Komisarek, unfortunately… David Krejci is the leading playoff scorer (5-5—10). Krejci is coming off a hat trick in Game 4. Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Nathan Horton should see plenty of Dion Phaneuf and Carl Gunnarsson… Providence starts its second round of the playoffs tonight. Providence rallied from an 0-2 deficit in the first round to beat Hershey in the opening round… The Bruins are 9-8 all-time in Game 5 when they have a 3-1 series lead… Paul Devorski and Dan O’Halloran will be the referees. Derek Amell and Tim Nowak will be the linesmen.