The Toronto Maple Leafs bounced back to earn a Game 3 win at home in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Boston Bruins. The next challenge for the Leafs is evening the series at two games apiece with a Game 4 victory at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night.
UPDATE (Thursday, April 19 at 6:38 p.m ET): The Bruins just announced via Twitter that Patrice Bergeron will not play because of an upper body injury.
ORIGINAL STORY: A win for the Bruins would give them a chance to close out the series back in Boston on Saturday night.
Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is probable to return to the lineup, likely on the third pairing alongside Adam McQuaid, after missing Game 3 with a lower body injury.
This is the last game of the series that Leafs center Nazem Kadri will miss due to suspension. Leafs forward Leo Komaro also will not play because of an injury.
Tuukka Rask (Boston) and Frederik Andersen (Toronto) will start in net.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams.
BOSTON BRUINS (2-1)
Brad Marchand – Riley Nash – David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk – David Krejci – Rick Nash
Danton Heinen – Sean Kuraly – David Backes
Tim Schaller – Noel Acciari – Tommy Wingels
Zdeno Chara–Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug–Kevan Miller
Matt Grzelcyk–Adam McQuaid
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (1-2)
Zach Hyman–Auston Matthews–William Nylander
Patrick Marleau–Tomas Plekanec–Mitchell Marner
James van Riemsdyk–Tyler Bozak–Connor Brown
Andreas Johnsson–Dominic Moore–Kasperi Kapanen
Morgan Rielly–Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner–Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott–Roman Polak
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