Bruins vs Maple Leafs: The Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters after the morning skate.
Event: NHL Hockey
Team: Bruins vs Maple Leafs
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Game Time: 05:00 p.m. ET
Winger William Nylander will take Nazem Kadri’s place at center on Toronto’s third line when the Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round series Monday night.
Kadri was facing an in-person hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety on Monday in New York after his cross-check to the head of Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the third period of Boston’s 4-1 victory that tied the series 1-1. The NHL has the option to suspend him for more than five games.
The Boston Bruins and the host Toronto Maple Leafs are even at 1-1 in their best-of-7 Eastern Conference quarterfinals series. Which side will earn a key Game 3 victory when the series resumes tonight.
Krug was leveled by Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin in the second period of Game 2 on Saturday. He left the contest and didn’t return.
DeBrusk was cross-checked in the head by Leafs forward Nazem Kadri in the third period of the same game. He also left and didn’t play another shift.
Kadri has a hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety to answer for the cross-check on DeBrusk.
Forward Jake DeBrusk and defenseman Torey Krug will be in the lineup for the Boston Bruins against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, NESN).
DeBrusk and Krug each sustained an upper-body injury during the Bruins’ 4-1 win in Game 2 on Saturday and were considered day to day. The Boston Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs matchup in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs seemed preordained for months. Can the addition of John Tavares carry.