TONIGHT, 7 P.M.
LEAFSTV, AM 640
- Phil Kessel, perhaps, will make his second return to Beantown actually mean something. Like his teammates, he did not show up for a 7-2 loss in Boston five nights ago.
- In each of the Maple Leafs' past three visits to Boston, a Bruin has recorded a hat trick (Marc Savard last week, with David Krejci and Blake Wheeler doing it in the previous two games respectively)
- The Leafs might want to keep their gloves on. In the three games this season they've had two or more fights, the Bruins have won every one.
Bruins coach Claude Julien does not expect the Leafs to roll over: "They came in here and lost 7-2. You think they're going to come in here and do the same thing? We should expect a tougher team."
D Dennis Wideman (upper body) is questionable. D Derek Morris (undisclosed) missed practice, but is expected to play. LW Milan Lucic (ankle) is out, but is expected to begin skating by next week.