TUESDAY'S NHL PREVIEWS
January 14, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (22-20-5) AT BOSTON BRUINS (29-14-2), 7 P.M.
(SportsNetwork.com) - After ending a four-game losing streak in their last game, the Toronto Maple Leafs will shoot for a rare win in Boston when they visit the Bruins for Tuesday's Atlantic Division clash at TD Garden.
Toronto ended an 0-4-0 skid with Sunday's shootout win over visiting New Jersey, but the club could have a difficult time making it two victories in a row on Tuesday.
The Maple Leafs have dropped three straight and 11 of the last 12 regular- season meetings against Boston overall and the Bruins have claimed six straight in Beantown.
Of course, last spring's opening-round playoff loss against the Bruins is not a source of confidence for the Maple Leafs either. Toronto pushed Boston to seven games last May and held a 4-1 third-period lead in Game 7 before coming apart at the seams. The Bruins scored three times in the final 10 minutes of regulation to send the decisive game into overtime and then won it 5-4 on a Patrice Bergeron goal in the extra session.
Boston is 2-0 since that classic Game 7 battle, taking a 3-1 decision at home on Nov. 9 before notching a 5-2 decision in Toronto on Dec. 8.