The regular season chapter has officially closed for the Boston Bruins, and the Stanley Cup playoffs are here at TD Garden. Tuukka Rask and James Reimer led the Bruins and Maple Leafs onto the ice respectively, and both young goaltenders will have plenty on the line for Game 1 with the fourth-seeded, favored Bruins ready to take on Toronto.
Wednesday night will be Reimer’s playoff debut after a solid 19-8-5 campaign with A 2.46 goals against average and .924 save percentage. Rask hasn’t appeared in a playoff game in game three years dating back to the collapse against the Philadelphia Flyers in the semi-finals.
Dougie Hamilton was on the ice, but didn’t take part in line rushes while looking like he’ll be a healthy scratch.
Rich Peverley and Kaspars Daugavins shared shifts on the third line left wing skating with Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr, and it appears that will be a game time decision with the coaching staff taking a long look at the “Daug Man” over the last couple of days. It should be a physical match-up, and it appears that tough guys Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren will both be in the lineup for the Leafs. Here are the line combos and D-pairings based on pregame warm-up: