Game day: Leafs at Boston Bruins
FACEOFF: 7 p.m. TV: CBC/Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050
Nylander/Pastrnak Boston’s David Pastrnak has outdone good buddy William Nylander of the Leafs in terms of production, including head to head. Pastrnak has 10 goals and six assists in 13 career games against Toronto, while Nylander has four goals and three assists in nine meetings with Pastrnak’s Bruins. Nylander, though, has the richer contract of the 22year-olds — $6.96 million per year to Pastrnak’s $6.66 million (all dollars U.S.).
NEED TO KNOW
With Patrice Bergeron still sidelined by a rib injury, Colby Cave is expected to centre the top line with Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. The 23-year-old Cave went undrafted out of the Swift Current Broncos and spent most of the last threeplus seasons in the minors … The Bruins’ power play ranked fourth through Thursday’s games, but has struggled of late. Their penalty killing, though, ranked 24th.
Tuesday at Carolina, 7 p.m. Kevin McGran