Bruins vs Maple Leafs Game 2 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/22

Bruins vs Maple Leafs Game 2 Prediction NHL Playoffs 4/22

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Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Prediction

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs, with a regular season record of 46-26-10, face the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the East 1st Round series at TD Garden. Here's a preview of the game, including player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the match scheduled on April 22, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

After a disappointing loss in Game 1, the Maple Leafs need to regroup and come out strong against the Bruins. With key players returning from injury and a potent offensive lineup led by Auston Matthews, the Maple Leafs aim to bounce back and even the series.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
I. Samsonov 23 7 8 3 3.13 .890
J. Woll 12 11 1 0 2.94 .907
M. Jones 11 8 1 2 2.87 .902

Scoring Leaders

Auston Matthews leads the Maple Leafs in both points, with an impressive 107, and goals, with 69.

Injury Report

  • William Nylander (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 22)
  • Bobby McMann (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 22)
  • Joel Edmundson (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Morgan Rielly (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Jake McCabe (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.63
GA/G 3.18

Recent Performances

The Maple Leafs have struggled in their recent games, suffering defeats against opponents like the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 

Boston Bruins

Preview

The Boston Bruins, holding a regular season record of 47-20-15, aim to extend their series lead against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 2 at TD Garden. Here's a preview of the upcoming game, including player stats, recent team performances, and expectations for the match scheduled on April 22, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Team Overview

Building on their dominant performance in Game 1, where they secured a convincing victory over the Maple Leafs, the Bruins enter Game 2 with confidence. With a solid defensive structure led by goaltender Jeremy Swayman and an explosive offense spearheaded by David Pastrnak, the Bruins are poised to maintain their momentum and secure another win.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Swayman 25 10 8 3 2.53 .916
L. Ullmark 22 10 7 2 2.58 .915

Scoring Leaders

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins in points with an impressive 110, while also leading in goals scored with 47.

Injury Report

  • Justin Brazeau (RW) - OUT (Expected return: Apr 24)
  • Derek Forbort (D) - IR-LT (Expected return: Apr 22)
  • Brandon Carlo (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Pat Maroon (LW) - Injured Reserve (Expected return: Apr 21)
  • Johnny Beecher (C) - Out (Expected return: Apr 21)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.21
GA/G 2.70

Recent Performances

The Bruins have shown resilience in their recent games, bouncing back from losses with victories against opponents like the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators.

 

Prediction

Following their dominant performance in Game 1, where they showcased superior offense and defense, the Boston Bruins enter Game 2 with momentum on their side. Conversely, the Toronto Maple Leafs looked disorganized and struggled to generate scoring opportunities in the previous game.

Considering these factors, along with the Bruins' strong lineup and home-ice advantage, the prediction is for the Boston Bruins to win Game 2.

 

Pick: Bruins ML (-140)

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