STARTING GOALTENDERS: Rask (1-1, 2.54 GAA, .904 Save %) vs. Reimer (1-1, 3.00 GAA, .926 Save %). Rask is 8-7-0 with a 2.60 GAA and .911 Save % in 15 career postseason games. Reimer is 1-1 with a 3.00 GAA and .926 Save % in two career postseason games.
BRUINS VS MAPLE LEAFS LIFETIME: The Bruins and Maple Leafs are squaring off in the playoffs for the 14th time, with Toronto holding an 8-5 series advantage in the previous 13 matchups. The last time Boston and Toronto met in the Stanley Cup Playoffs was in 1974, when the B’s swept the Leafs in four games. The Bruins and Maple Leafs have played 64 postseason games, with Toronto holding a 32-31-1 record and Boston holding a 159-155 scoring advantage. In those 64 postseason games, the Bruins are 17-17 in Boston and 14-15-1 in Toronto.
STREAKING: Johnny Boychuk and Nathan Horton will look to extend their goal-scoring streaks after netting goals in Games 1 and 2. Boychuk accompanies the members of the Lucic-Krejci-Horton line as the only Bruins skaters to record points in both games. That line has combined for nine points so far (three goals, six assists).
MILESTONES APPROACHING: Jaromir Jagr is currently one goal shy of tying Jean Beliveau for 10th place on the all-time playoff goals list with 79, and is one point short of tying Brett Hull for sixth place on the all-time playoff points list at 190. Wade Redden enters tonight’s game one point shy of his 50th career NHL playoff point. Carl Soderberg, Aaron Johnson, and Anton Khudobin are the only three players on the Bruins roster who have not played in an NHL playoff game.
BRUINS GAME 3 HISTORY: The Bruins enter tonight’s game with a 17-16 record in Game 3’s of best-of-seven playoff series. Although its Game 3 track record is marginal, Boston is 21-12 in best-of-seven series in which they have been even at 1-1.
MAPLE LEAFS NOTEBOOK: In Game 2 of this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series, three Maple Leafs players made their Stanley Cup Playoff debuts (Matt Frattin, Ryan Hamilton, Jake Gardiner)…Joffrey Lupul recorded his third career two-goal postseason game in Game 2, having also done so with the Anaheim Ducks in 2006 and the Philadelphia Flyers in 2008…Phil Kessel scored his first goal in Boston since being traded to Toronto in 2009 during Game 2…The Maple Leafs assigned goaltender Drew MacIntyre to the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on May 5 after recalling him on an emergency basis on May 3.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Bruins power play: 1-for-6 (16.7%, T-7th NHL), Bruins penalty kill: 5-for-7 (71.4%, T-13th NHL)… Maple Leafs power play: 2-for-7 (28.6%, T-3rd NHL), Maple Leafs penalty kill: 5-for-6 (83.3%, T-9th NHL).
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