Does It Even Matter Who Is In The Lineup For The Leafs Tonight?
Whoever rounds out the Leafs starting roster tonight won’t matter if the core guys don’t take their game up a notch. In game one the Leafs key contributors from the regular season got out worked and out smarted by the B’s. Regardless of who plays the 3rd and 4th line wing or the second and 3rd defense pairing, the big boys will need to be much much better. Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul all had great seasons for the Blue & White but all of that will be quickly forgotten if they don’t make their mark on this series. Look for the Leafs core to step it up tonight.
The Bruins Will Try Not To Do What Pittsburgh Did Against The Isles.
The Boston Bruins can also learn a lesson from the Islanders/Penguins game from last evening. The Isles win should be a reminder to the Bruins that game one means very little in a best of seven series, even if it was a decisive win. The veteran Bruins seem to understand that though. They probably won’t get free scoring chance handouts in game two like they did in game one. However, if they let their guard down a bit this series could be tied just as easily as the other one.