2019-20 NHL – Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs taking place? Sunday 20th October, 2019 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs taking place? Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

What television channel is Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Boston Bruins @ Toronto Maple Leafs? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Toronto Maple Leafs 1-5 Boston Bruins

THE TEAM NEWS

BOSTON BRUINS

  • Boston Bruins were unable to make it three wins in a row for the second time this season as they were defeated by Tampa Bay Lightning in a shootout with that loss seeing the Bruins fall to 5-1-1.
  • After falling behind late on, the Bruins did well to respond almost instantly to tie the game and send it to overtime but with neither team able to find a breakthrough, the match was decided by Steven Stamkos’ goal in the shootout.
  • Center David Krejci has had an unfortunate start to the season with injuries and he was forced to sit out once again against the Lightning after he suffered an upper body injury in his team’s previous game and he remains a doubt for this contest.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

  • Toronto Maple Leafs could not maintain their winning run going as they fell to defeat against Washington Capitals to leave their record at 4-2-2 but the result was secondary after they suffered a big injury blow.
  • John Tavares is going to leave a big hole in Toronto’s team after he was ruled out for around six games with the broken finger that he suffered in the loss to Washington and the Maple Leafs are likely to struggle without their recently appointed captain.
  • Tavares had given his team a chance of forcing overtime in the game against the Capitals as he pulled the score back to 3-4 but the Maple Leafs were unable to level and they will need a big effort to respond here.

THE PREDICTION

Toronto Maple Leafs have a big task ahead if they are to avoid going on a losing run having lost captain John Tavares to a broken finger. He will miss at least a couple of weeks and the Maple Leafs will struggle to fill the void he will leave in the team. They face a tough contest in their first game without him as they host the Boston Bruins and with just two losses to their name so far this season, the visitors can come out on top.

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