Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Fantasy Hockey News – 02-02-16
The Toronto Maple Leafs (17-22-9) will play the host Boston Bruins (26-18-5) at TD Garden Arena on Tuesday. FanPicks has this game on tap for tonight’s DFS action. Come play Fantasy Hockey at fanpicks.com.
Toronto hopes that the All-Star break will rejuvenate its offense. They’ve been on a dry spell lately, scoring three goals in their last four games. The Leafs won once in their past 10 games; it was a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 19. Their leading scorer, Leo Komarov, looked eager to get back to reality after participating in the crazy all-star game. He returned to action immediately, taking part on Monday’s team practice. He has 31 points in 48 games, this season. Toronto has had some solid goaltending, as well, from James Reimer this year. He possesses a .932 save percentage, which is tied for the 2nd best in the NHL. Reimer, will get the start for Toronto tonight. The Maple Leafs haven’t won against Boston since December 31th, 2014.
The Bruins suffered an awful 6 to 2 loss at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks before the All-Star break. They’ve also had to deal with backup goaltender, Jonas Gustavsson’s, medical issue. The Finn left Friday’s game because of an irregular heart rate and was later placed on injured reserve. Malcolm Subban was recalled from Providence and joined the Bruins for practice on Monday. He’ll be backing up Tuukka Rask tonight, if Gustavsson is not cleared to play. Second-year forward, David Pastrnak, will make his return to the lineup, after spending the All-Star break with Providence from the American Hockey League. With nine points in eighteen NHL games, Pastrnak should add some punch to a struggling Bruins offense.