STARTING GOALTENDERS: Rask (2-1, 2.36 GAA, .929 Save %) vs. Reimer (1-2, 3.34 GAA, .915 Save %). Rask is 9-7-0 with a 2.56 GAA and .915 Save % in 16 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 Bruins and Maple Leafs have played 65 postseason games, with each holding a 32-32-1 record and Boston holding a 164-157 scoring advantage. The Bruins are 17-17 lifetime against the Maple Leafs in Boston and are 15-15-1 lifetime in Toronto in the playoffs.
GAME FOUR HISTORY: The Bruins enter tonight’s game with a 12-15 record in Game 4’s of best-of-seven series in which they have led 2-1 and they are 19-8 lifetime in best-of-seven series in which they have led 2-1. They have a 15-2 record when leading a best-of-seven series 3-1 and a 16-14 mark in best-of-seven series when they have been tied at 2-2 following game 4.
KREJCI LINE STREAKING: The line composed of Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Nathan Horton has been on fire for the Bruins through the first three games of this series, accumulating 17 points between the three of them. Krejci enters tonight’s game tied for second in playoff points with seven after notching two goals and five assists through the first three games of this series. Lucic is currently tied for first in playoff assists with six helpers. Horton has contributed three goals in three straight games for the B’s, as well an assist in Game 3.
JAGR TIES HULL: Jaromor Jagr's assist on Rich Peverley’s goal in Game 3 marked his 190th point, which tied him playoff goals list. Jagr is also one point shy of passing Brett Hull for sole possession of sixth place the all-time playoffs points list. Jagr has now skated in 183 playoffs games and has registered 78-112=190 totals during that time with a +32 rating.
MILESTONES APPROACHING: Jaromir Jagr is currently one goal shy of tying Jean Beliveau for 10th place on the all-time playoffs goals list… 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.
MAPLE LEAFS NOTEBOOK: James van Riemsdyk has led the charge for the Leafs in this series with a team-high three points (1-2=3) coming into tonight…Phil Kessell (2-0=2), Jake Gardiner (1-1=2), Joffrey Lupul (2-0=2) and Cody Franson (02=2) have notched two points apiece thus far through three games this series...The Leafs have an all-time record of 10-19 when trailing 2-1 after tree games in a best of seven series… From Elias Sports Bureau: Joffrey Lupul has scored 16 goals in 42 playoff games in his NHL career but 10 of those goals have come in only four games: a four-goal and a two-goal game for the Ducks in 2006, a two-goal game for the Flyers in 2008, and two goals for the Maple Leafs in Boston on May 4.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Bruins power play: 1-for-9 (11.1%, T-11th NHL), Bruins penalty kill: 8-for-12 (66.7%, T-13th NHL)… Maple Leafs power play: 4-for-12 (33.3%, 2nd NHL), Maple Leafs penalty kill: 8-for-9 (88.9%, T-5th NHL).
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