The best words in sports “Game 7” will happen tonight in Boston. For the second straight year, the Bruins and Leafs will battle it out for a spot in the second round vs Columbus.
These are two evenly matched teams and for the third time since 2013, a game 7 will decide who moves on. TD Garden will be buzzing and I expect the Bruins to feed off that.
Keys To The Game:
Bruins: Control the pace of the game. The Leafs are the better team in this series, skill wise. They are loaded up front but when Boston has dominated this series, games 2 & 6, it was because they controlled the pace. Keep the puck in the Leafs zone and force them to take penalties. Boston’s power play has been solid this series and it helped them secure the game 6 victory.
Leafs: Stay out of the box. The Leafs dug themselves a hole in game 6 by allowing the Bruins to go on the power play twice in the first period where the Bruins capitalized on the opportunity. The Leafs are loaded up front so play the Bruins 5v5 and get those stud forwards going.
Prediction: Bruins 5 Leafs 3
Here is a hype video to get the blood flowing and get ready for tonight.