Tim Thomas is expected to start tonight for the Bruins against the Toronto Maple Leafs. This is the first meeting of the season between the division rivals and fan favorite Phil Kessel makes another return to the garden. Kessel is still goal-less against the Bruins as a member of the Maple Leafs. With Johnny Boychuk out, Adam McQuaid will get his first look of the season, most likely paired with Matt Hunwick as the third pairing. Also in Boychuk’s absence, Andrew Ference is expected to join Chara on the top defensive pairing. The Bruins depth on defense is now questionable, especially since Boychuk regularly receives top pairing minutes. The forward lines are expected to remain the same and expect the powerplay to continue to utilize Bergeron and Recchi at the points.
Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been on vacation in Texas for the past week. It was 85 and sunny everyday. Sorry to rub it in.