National Hockey League head coach gives interesting take on Bruins vs. Leafs playoff series

National Hockey League head coach gives interesting take on Bruins vs. Leafs playoff series

The Sharks have been a top-10 defensive team all season long, and the only goaltenders to post worse numbers than Jones have been Jonathan Quick and Keith Kinkaid, who are both on far worse teams.

For the second straight season, the Bruins will open the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It runs counter to what most teams do in the playoffs, which is ride a single starter throughout their run. The Bruins knocked the Maple Leafs out of the playoffs past year, so Matthews and Marner will be out for revenge.

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) looks on during the warm-up session before a game against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.

Poehling scored his first National Hockey League goal at 11:41 of the first, deflecting a pass from behind the goal by Weal.

Jordan Weal and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens (44-30-8), who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday night.

Canadiens coach Claude Julien was asked after the game if there's one word he could use to describe the season. With the Leafs already being one of the least penalized team in the league, it's going to be big for the Bruins to take advantage of the power play chances they get and to cash-in on their opportunities when they come.


"No, I don't think it favors (either team)", Sweeney said Monday before Boston's practice.

"I don't think anything in the past has anything to do with this season".

"You're playing for the Cup, it's a lot of different scenarios".

Ryan Poehling delivered one of the most impressive National Hockey League debuts in Canadiens history on Saturday, giving Montreal fans plenty to cheer about after a major downer the previous night. "We are going gonna start a whole new season tomorrow". The attitudes in here were unbelievable ... it was unbelievable all year. "Any time you have a defeat like that, it drives you to be even better each year".

"I tried really hard to get away from (being a distraction) this year", Marchand said. "People should be excited for next year". "I think there's been certainly changes to each team and additions and subtractions, the familiarity of the styles of play, but it's going to come down to the performance".

"It always has been, for sure", Marchand said. "We were fighting for our lives and I think we were able to elevate our game and finish with a great record at the end there".


After taking a 3-1 lead in the series, Boston lost Games 5 and 6 and fell behind 4-1 in the third period of the decisive seventh game. "There's no doubt there's something there to be learned and hopefully used down the road". Now they have to try and get back on track against a team that has been the 2nd best team in the Eastern Conference.

"A awful way to end, obviously, not making playoffs", Shaw said.

"We feel that bringing Charlie Coyle (from the defensive-structured Minnesota Wild), he can play against anybody".

Poehling scored the shootout victor on Montreal's fourth shot, after John Tavares failed to win it for Toronto. "Loud, full of energy".

"It's important that we have confidence in ourselves and believe in ourselves going into the series". Just the character this team has. We move on to the next game. We're just in a really strong division. TV for the if-necessary games obviously has not been scheduled yet.

There's now hope for the Habs. "We're going to be better for it next year".


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