Bruins notebook: Cassidy tweaks defense pairings — Boston Herald

When you lose in the fashion that the Bruins lost on Sunday to the Calgary Flames — disheartening could be one word for the 4-0 defeat — you expect there to be some changes. Coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t exactly overhaul his lineup on Tuesday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena, or even substitute any personnel. But…

Bruins notebook: Cassidy tweaks defense pairings — Boston Herald

Bruins win third straight, downing Flyers 5-2 — Boston Herald

Don’t look now, but the Bruins just might have created a little momentum for themselves. After five days off, the B’s went into the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday and beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, for their first three-game win streak of the season, all by the same score. It wasn’t perfect. The B’s blew…

Bruins win third straight, downing Flyers 5-2 — Boston Herald

Bruins Notebook: Necessity is mother of invention for Bruce Cassidy — Boston Herald

Every coach would no doubt wish for a full roster of his players every night, but injuries are part of the game. And sometimes, a missing player or two could force a coach to look at his lineup in a way that he had not previously done, sometimes leading him to better line combinations. Whether…

Bruins Notebook: Necessity is mother of invention for Bruce Cassidy — Boston Herald

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Bruins notebook: Nick Foligno returns, Craig Smith drops down — Boston Herald

With the return of Nick Foligno, coach Bruce Cassidy decided to drop Craig Smith down to the third line with Jake DeBrusk and Erik Haula and put Foligno with Taylor Hall and Charlie Coyle, at least to start Thursday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers. Smith, who missed three games earlier in the season with a…

Bruins notebook: Nick Foligno returns, Craig Smith drops down — Boston Herald


1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 2 2 5
BOSTON 1 0 1 2


  • John Tavares scored for the Maple Leafs at 12:21 of the first period and posted his second goal of the game at 2:53 of the third period. Tavares also posted the primary assist on Marner’s third period
    goal. Tavares has recorded nine points (5G, 4A) through the last five games.
  • Auston Matthews scored on a power play opportunity for the Maple Leafs at 14:59 of the second period. Matthews scored a second power play goal at 18:54 of the second period. He has marked a
    multi-point outing in three consecutive games.
  • Mitch Marner posted the primary assist on Tavares’ first period goal and on Matthews’ first goal of
    the second period. Marner also posted the secondary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game.
    Marner added an empty net goal at 19:17 of the third period, posting a four-point outing (1G, 3A).
    Marner has registered 11 points (3G, 8A) through the last five games.
  • Morgan Rielly recorded the secondary assist on Tavares’ first goal of the game and posted the
    primary assist on Matthews’ second goal of the game. Rielly has posted eight assists this season and
    notched five assists through the last five games.
  • William Nylander registered the primary assist on Tavares’ second goal of the game. Nylander
    marked his fifth assist of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin posted the secondary assist on Tavares’ second goal of the game. Sandin posted
    his fourth assist of the season.
  • Alexander Kerfoot registered the secondary on Marner’s third period goal. Kerfoot recorded his
    fourth assist of the season.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 9 (8) 18 (12) 9 (6) 36 (26)
    BOSTON 13 (12) 8 (6) 22 (15) 43 (33)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 17 (14) 27 (16) 11 (8) 55 (38)
    BOSTON 18 (17) 15 (13) 40 (26) 73 (56)
  • The Maple Leafs are 6-1-1 on home ice this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 279-291-98-10 in 678 games against the Boston Bruins and 175-111-51-3
    in 340 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 5-3-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 5-1-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.

    Shots 6 (Matthews, Nylander)
    Shot Attempts 8 (Marner)
    Faceoff Wins 13 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 65% (Tavares– 13 won, 7 lost)
    Hits 5 (Muzzin)
    Blocked Shots 3 (Sandin)
    Takeaways 3 (Marner)
    TOI 24:08 (Marner)
    Power Play TOI 3:51 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
    Shorthanded TOI 4:09 (Muzzin, Brodie)
    Shifts 29 (Marner)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 54.84% (Dermott – 17 for, 14 against)
  • The Maple Leafs were 2-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 4-3-1 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-2-0 when tied after one period and 4-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 2-2-0 when being outshot by their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-1-0 in Saturday games.
    OF NOTE…
  • Mitch Marner tied his NHL single-game high of three assists which he has recorded on 17 occasions
    during his NHL career.
  • Per NHL Stats, Marner has factored on each of the Maple Leafs’ last six goals and 10 of their last 11
    dating to when he put Toronto up 5-3 on Oct. 31 (3G, 7A).
  • In recording two power play goals during tonight’s game, Auston Matthews has marked 50 power
    play goals scored during his NHL career. Matthews is now tied with John Anderson and Bryan
    McCabe for 15th on the Maple Leafs’ franchise all-time list.
  • At 12:21 of the first period, a video review was initiated to determine whether or not the puck crossed
    the Boston goal line after the actions of a Boston player caused the net to be displaced. Video review
    upheld the Referee’s call on the ice. Result: Goal Toronto.
  • Per the NHL Situation Room, the decision was made in accordance with Rule 63.7 which states, in
    part, that “in the event that the goal post is displaced, either deliberately or accidentally, by a
    defending player, prior to the puck crossing the goal line between the normal position of the
    goalposts, the Referee may award a goal. In order to award a goal in this situation, the goal post must
    have been displaced by the actions of a defending player, the attacking player must have an
    imminent scoring opportunity prior to the goal post being displaced, and it must be determined that
    the puck would have entered the net between the normal position of the goal posts.”
  • Travis Dermott and John Tavares were on the ice for a team-high 17 Toronto shot attempts-for at
  • Travis Dermott finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.84 percent
    (17 for, 14 against).
    Nov. 8 Leafs vs. Los Angeles Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 10 Leafs at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 12 Leafs vs. Calgary Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 13 Leafs at Buffalo KeyBank Center 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 16 Leafs vs. Nashville Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 18 Leafs vs. New York Rangers Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution.


Picture by Larry Millson

2021-22 Matchups vs. Boston: First of Three
2020-21 Record vs. Boston: N/A
Next Game vs. Boston: Tuesday, March 29 at Boston
Toronto Season Record: 6-4-1
Toronto Home Record: 5-1-1
TV: Sportsnet RADIO: TSN 1050

November 6, 2021
Goaltender Joseph Woll has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies
October 31, 2021
Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies
October 30, 2021
Forward Michael Amadio claimed off waivers by the Vegas Golden

Score: Toronto 2 vs. Tampa Bay 1 – OTW
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
TOR Goals: Tavares, Nylander
TBL Goals: Maroon
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 24/45, .960 SV%
TBL Goaltender: Vasilevskiy, 32/34, .941 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-3
TBL Power Play: 0-for-1

Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Opponent: vs. Los Angeles Kings
Broadcast Information: Sportsnet (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 11

First Matchup between Clubs: December 3, 1924 (Toronto St. Patricks 5 vs. Boston Bruins 3)
All-Time Record: 278-291-98-10 (677 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 174-111-51-3 (339 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 104-180-47-7 (338 Games)
Last Home Win vs. Opponent: October 19, 2019 (Toronto 4 vs. Boston 3 – OTW)
Record in Last Five Games: 1-4-0-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 4-6-0-0

Games Played: Jason Spezza (62), John Tavares (35), Wayne Simmonds (33)
Goals: Jason Spezza (18), John Tavares (14), Wayne Simmonds (6)
Jason Spezza (33), Mitch Marner (15), Wayne Simmonds (15), John
Tavares (14)
Points: Jason Spezza (51), John Tavares (28), Mitch Marner (20)
Penalty Minutes:
Wayne Simmonds (42), Jason Spezza (33), Jake Muzzin (10), John
Tavares (10)

Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .591 2.46 2.73 19.4% 84.9% 34.5 29.4 55.9%
NHL Rank 16th 27th 13th 20th 9th 5th 24th 1st


Power Play: 6/31 (19.4%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 2 – Nylander
Power Play Point Leader: 4 – Nylander
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 28/33 (84.9%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: N/A
Shorthanded Point Leader: N/A
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)


Saturday games 4th of 22 (10 home, 12 road)
Back-to-Backs played 2 of 13
Record in first game of Back-to-Back 1-1-0
Record in second game of Back-to-Back 0-2-0
November games 3rd of 14 (8 home, 6 road)

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
Recorded his 200th NHL goal on Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats,
Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple
Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only
Charlie Conacher (317 games).
Recorded his 300th NHL point with a goal on Feb. 8 vs. VAN, tying Charlie
Conacher to become the second-fastest Maple Leaf to reach the mark at
294 games.
Recorded his 300th NHL point with an assist on Apr. 13 vs. CGY to
become the sixth defenceman in franchise history to record 300 points with
the club.
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist on Oct. 27 at CHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game on Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR.

TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
JACK CAMPBELL Five wins away from 50 career NHL wins
JACK CAMPBELL Five games away from 100 career NHL games played
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Six goals away from 50 career NHL goals
ONDREJ KAŠE One point away from 100 career NHL points
DAVID KÄMPF Nine assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played



  • The Bruins visit the Maple Leafs tonight in the 1st of 3 games between these teams this season and the 1st of 2 games of this season’s series in
    Toronto … The Bruins are 5-3-0 this season and they are 1-3-0 on the road.
  • The Bruins return to Boston following tonight for a two-game home stand, hosting Ottawa on 11/9 and Edmonton on 11/11.
    The Bruins have won their last two games with a 3-2 shootout win vs. Florida on 10/30 and a 5-1 victory on 11/4 vs. Detroit.
  • Oct. 28: Bos 0 at Car 3 … The Bruins suffered their first shutout of the season in their last game … Jeremy Swayman took the loss in net … SOG: Bos
    33, Car 24 … PP: 0/5 … PK: 1/5
  • Oct. 30: Bos 3 vs Fla 2/SO … The Bruins scored by Charlie Coyle and Charlie McAvoy while also Coyle shootout the winner … Taylor Hall had two
    assists in points his 600th NHL points and Brad Marchand his 400th NHL assists as well … Linus Ullmark saved all three shooters saved … SOG: Bos
    33, Fla 35 … PP: 1/3 … PK: 1/1
  • Nov. 4: Bos 5 vs Det 1 … Patrice Bergeron scored his second career four-goal game, Brad Marchand added four assists and Charlie McAvoy had two
    assists, while Mike Reilly scored Boston’s first shorthanded goal of the season … Jeremy Swayman earned the win in goal … SOG: Bos 37, Det 15 …
    PP: 3/5 … PK: 1/4
  • Bruce Cassidy’s next win will be the 200th of his Bruins coaching career.
  • Erik Haula needs 3 points for his 200th NHL point.
  • Erik Haula is 6 goals shy of his 100th NHL goal.
    INJURIES (Total man-games lost in 2021-22: 18)
  • Nick Foligno – Upper body (IR)
  • Anton Blidh – Undisclosed (IR)
  • The Bruins and Maple Leafs are meeting for the 677th time in their histories with the Bruins having a 301-265-98-13 record and 2,004-2,010 scoring
    advantage in those games.
  • The Bruins are 114-166-51-8 vs. the Maple Leafs in Toronto with a 895-1,114 margin in those 339 games.
  • Th1/6/e Bruins are 4-0-1 in their last in their five games and are 23-10-5 in their last 38 games … They are 6-5-3 in their last 14 trips to Toronto.
    1: Hat trick by a Bruin this season, the second career four-goal game by Patrice Bergeron (1/6/2018 vs CAR; 11/4/2021 vs DET)
    2: Rookie on the Bruins’ current roster – Jack Studnicka, Jeremy Swayman.
    5: Player on the current roster new to the Bruins organization this season – Nick Foligno, Derek Forbort, Erik Haula, Tomas Nosek and Linus Ullmark
    (all as free agent signings).
    10: Former first round draft picks on the current roster – Charlie Coyle, Jake DeBrusk, Nick Foligno, Derek Forbert, Trent Frederic, Taylor Hall, Curtis
    Lazar, Charlie McAvoy, David Pastrnak, and Jakub Zboril.
    11: Players on the Bruins current roster who played college hockey – Connor Clifton, Charlie Coyle, Derek Forbort, Trent Frederic, Matt Grzelcyk, Erik
    Haula, Karson Kuhlman, Charlie McAvoy, Mike Reilly, Craig Smith and Jeremy Swayman.
    318-17-29: Boston’s record since the start of the 2010-11 season when they have carried a lead into the third period
    346-21-20: Boston’s record since 2011-12 in games in which they have had a 2-goal lead in a game … That extends to 223-2-6 over that span when
    they have led by 3 goals
    495: Consecutive Bruins games (regular season &playoffs) currently sold out at TD Garden … Their last non-sellout game was on 12/2/2009 when a
    Wednesday game vs. TB drew 16,553
    Boston Bruins: Media Notes
  • The Bruins currently have 24 players on their roster, including 2 on injured reserve … 12 were drafted by the team, 5 were acquired in trade and 7 were
    signed as free agents.
  • The Bruins play 11 matinees this season (local start time 4:00 pm or earlier) … They have a 1-0-0 record in afternoon games so far.
  • The Bruins play 12 sets of back-to-back games this season … They are currently 0-1-0 in the 1st game of those sets and are 0-1-0 in the 2nd games
    so far.
  • They will play 15 sets of 3-games-in-4-nights this season … They are 0-1-0 in game 1s, 0-1-0 in game 2s &1-0-0 in game 3s of those series thus far.
  • The Bruins are playing a 12-game schedule in November (8 hm/4 rd, 1-0-0) … They will play 13 games in December (5 hm/8 rd), 16 in January (9
    hm/7 rd), 4 in February (1 hm/3 rd), 15 in March (8 hm/7 rd) and 15 in April (7 hm/8 rd) … They 7 games to October (4-3-0).
    October 15: Charlie McAvoy signed to an eight-year contract extension.
    October 24: John Moore assigned to Providence.
    October 24: Jack Studnicka and Oskar Steen recalled from Providence.
    October 30: Oskar Steen returned to Providence.

Bruins blanked in Carolina, 3-0 — Boston Herald

In a two-game measuring stick road trip, the Bruins simply did not measure up. Following a 4-1 setback to the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, the B’s power outage continued in Carolina as they fell 3-0 to the Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Thursday. They were not run out of either building, but their offense went…

Bruins blanked in Carolina, 3-0 — Boston Herald

Bergeron, Pastrnak and Bruins finish off Capitals in 5 games — Boston Herald

By STEPHEN WHYNO WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak dazzled on offense, Tuukka Rask was rock solid in net and the Boston Bruins are moving on to the second round of the playoffs. Bergeron scored twice at crucial times after Pastrnak’s highlight-reel goal, Rask made 40 saves and the Bruins eliminated the Washington…

Bergeron, Pastrnak and Bruins finish off Capitals in 5 games — Boston Herald

Bruins Notebook: Jake DeBrusk out, Trent Frederic in — Boston Herald

The Bruins’ 1-0 loss on Sunday produced a tough love opportunity for coach Bruce Cassidy going into Tuesday’s rematch against the Penguins. As was telegraphed by the lines in Monday’s practice, Jake DeBrusk got the healthy scratch treatment again while Trent Frederic drew back into the lineup for the first time since April 6 when…

Bruins Notebook: Jake DeBrusk out, Trent Frederic in — Boston Herald

Bruins notebook: Fourth line becoming an asset again — Boston Herald

In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Bruins fans seemed to be of two competing minds concerning what should be at the top of the grocery list. A top-six wing or a puck-moving, left-shot defenseman? Well, GM Don Sweeney appears to have done a good job in acquiring those two commodities in Taylor…

Bruins notebook: Fourth line becoming an asset again — Boston Herald

Reports: Bruins nab Taylor Hall — Boston Herald

Bruins GM Don Sweeney was very business Sunday night and into Monday morning, first adding some puck-moving ability on the back end and then reportedly swinging for the fences for his add up front. Though there was no official confirmation from the Bruins or Sabres, there were multiple reports that the B’s obtained one-time Hart…

Reports: Bruins nab Taylor Hall — Boston Herald