Maple Leafs host Bruins for Game 3

Ruben Hill
April 17, 2018

That will (begin) to change Monday night in Toronto when the Bruins and Leafs play Game 3 of their Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series. He's been out since March 31 with the injury.

Nash is expected to center the third line between Danton Heinen and David Backes, meaning Noel Acciari will assume his regular role as the fourth-line pivot. That also matches the National Hockey League record for the most points by a player through the first two games of a postseason, tying Esposito's mark from 1969.

The Bruins took line rushes during Monday's morning skate, and Riley Nash was back centering the third line after missing several weeks due to getting hit in the ear by a puck. The head coach added that he's not ruling Grzelcyk out, but the defenseman is "doubtful" with a lower-body injury.

On the Maple Leafs' side, they appear to be moving center Tomas Plekanec up to the second line between Patrick Marleau and Mitch Marner.

The Bruins scored 12 goals over the course of Games 1 and 2 to win 5-1 and 7-3, respectively.

The 15-year National Hockey League veteran, who was acquired from Montreal at the National Hockey League trade deadline, will center Toronto's second line when the Leafs try to get back in the series against Boston at Air Canada Centre.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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