The Toronto Maple Leafs will get another shot to take down the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre tonight. The Leafs are still clinging to sixth spot in the Eastern Conference despite picking up just one win in their past seven games. In order to break out of the slump, the Leafs will have to defeat a Bruins team that has had their number in recent years. Toronto hasn’t beaten Boston since the 2010-11 season going 0-6-0 last year, and they have lost both meetings so far in 2013. The teams will meet again on Monday night in Boston to finish their season series.
Leo Komarov has been placed on injured reserve and looks to be out 7-10 days. Komarov was checked into the boards against the Buffalo Sabres and suffered an upper body injury. He currently sits third in the National Hockey League with 126 hits.
Ryan Hamilton will check into the line-up for Komarov and Randy Carlyle indicated he may even get some time with the Leafs’ top line in place of James van Riemsdyk. JVR has slowed down recently and hasn’t scored in his last five games.
When it comes to the goalies it looks like James Reimer will make his third straight start and TSN is reporting the Bruins figure to counter with Anton Khudobin, who has played well as of late.
Rich Peverley, who was a healthy scratch against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, will check back in tonight for Boston. Joffrey Lupul will serve the final game of his suspension for the Leafs.