Maple Leafs vs. Bruins Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Lines

Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting

Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

This spring, the Toronto Maple Leafs will again try to end a Stanley Cup drought that dates to 1967. Indeed, Toronto was the last team to win the Stanley Cup in the Original Six era. Since the 1967-68 expansion, the Maple Leafs have not won the Cup. That is, although Toronto is the most financially valuable franchise in the NHL and boasts the most fans. The problem for the current iteration of the Maple Leafs remains what it has been for the past several years: their roster is an entitled country club.

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Toronto Maple Leafs Team Overview

This year, the Toronto Maple Leafs are 46-26-10 straight up and 44-34-4 over/under the total. Also, Toronto is 5th in the Eastern Conference Playoffs standings. Toronto is eight points behind the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, Toronto has covered three out of their last eight games. While the Maple Leafs have gone over the total in six of its previous nine matchups.

Toronto has NHL rankings of 2nd for goals scored and 7th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Maple Leafs have NHL rankings of 21st for goals against and 23rd for penalty killing.

C Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 69 goals, 38 assists, 107 points, and a +31. G Ilya Samsonov has a 3.13 goals against average, a .890 save percentage, a 23-7-8 record, and three shutouts.

Boston Bruins Team Overview

This year, the Boston Bruins are 47-20-15 straight up and 35-44-3 over/under the total. Also, Boston is 4th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Boston is five points behind the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Late on, Boston has covered five out of their last eight games. While the Bruins have gone under the total in eight of its previous nine matchups.

Boston has NHL rankings of 14th for goals scored and 13th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Bruins have NHL rankings of 6th for goals against and 7th for penalty killing.

RW David Pastrnak leads Boston with 47 goals, 63 assists, 110 points, and a +21. G Jeremy Swayman has a 2.53 goals against average, a .916 save percentage, and a record of 25-10-8, with three shutouts. G Linus Ullmark has a 2.58 goals against average, a .915 save percentage, and a record of 47-20-15, with five shutouts.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
2023-24 82 46 26 3rd, Atlantic TBD
2022–23 82 50 21 2nd, Atlantic Lost in Second Round, 1–4 (Panthers)
2021–22 82 54 21 2nd, Atlantic Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Lightning)
2020–21 56 35 14 1st, North Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Canadiens)
2019–20 70 36 25 3rd, Atlantic Lost in Qualifying Round, 2–3 (Blue Jackets)
2018–19 82 46 28 3rd, Atlantic Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Bruins)
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Toronto Maple Leafs History

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 13 Stanley Cup championships, but none since 1967. They were founded in 1917 as an “Original Six” franchise. Famous stars like Johnny Bower, Ace Bailey, Red Kelly, King Clancy, Tim Horton, George Armstrong, Dave Keon, and Darryl Sittler have won the Maple Leaf sweater.

1967 was the final Original Six season before the Great Expansion in which the NHL doubled in six from six to 12 teams. The fact that the Leafs have not won a championship in the expansion era is a source of great embarrassment to a historical organization and a fan base that rubs many the wrong way as entitled and arrogant.

The Maple Leafs have used skill and offense to entertain and earn high seeds in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the past several seasons. But the Maple Leafs showed their lack of toughness, grit, defense, and goaltending with annual playoff flops. Toronto fans always believe that this year will be different. And their money is plentiful enough to change the betting lines. But Wise Guys will use the adage about the definition of insanity, which is to expect a different result by doing the same thing repeatedly.

As the most valuable franchise in the NHL, the Maple Leafs are the most popular team in Canada and on the board.

Retired Maple Leaf numbers include goalies Turk Broda and Johnny Bower #1, defenseman Hap Day and center Red Kelly #4, defenseman Bill Barilko #5, right wing Ace Bailey #6, defensemen King Clancy and Tim Horton #7, right wing Charlie Conacher and center Ted Kennedy #9, center Syl Apps and right wing George Armstrong #10, center Mats Sundin #13, center Dave Keon #14, left wing Wendel Clark #17, defenseman Borje Salming #21, left wing Frank Mahovlich and center Darryl Sittler #27, and center Doug Gilmour #93.

NHL Teams

Eastern Conference - Atlantic

Eastern Conference - Metropolitan

Western Conference - Central

Western Conference - Pacific

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