Game day: Leafs at Bos­ton Bru­ins

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FACE­OFF: 7 p.m. TV: CBC/Sport­snet RA­DIO: TSN 1050

KEY PLAY­ERS

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.

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