Apr. 6, 2023, vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
In 2021-22 the Maple Leafs were a force to reckon with during the regular season. Auston Matthews not only led the league with 60 goals but skated away with the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s MVP. During the regular season, the Bruins struggled against their rivals from the north, posting a 0-3 record and getting outscored 16-8.
The Maple Leafs were a better team in the regular season, finishing eight points ahead of the Bruins, leaving them to fight for a wild card spot. These head-to-head matchups are essential in the big picture of a long season, where every point counts.
These two teams will meet four times this season; however, this late-season game could have a lot of implications in terms of standings and playoff seedings. If the Bruins are serious about winning, they need to reverse their fortunes from last year.