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Saturday, November 9th (All times Eastern)

Toronto Maple Leafs (11-5-0) at Boston Bruins (9-5-1), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins will renew a rivalry with an old Original Six foe when they welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs for Saturday's Atlantic Division clash at TD Garden.

This marks the first of four scheduled meetings between the Bruins and Maple Leafs this season. It's also the first encounter between the teams since Toronto suffered a monumental collapse at TD Garden in Game 7 of last spring's opening-round playoff series.

The Maple Leafs surprised just about everyone by pushing Boston to seven games in the first round back in May and then held a 4-1 third-period lead in Game 7 before coming apart at the seams. The Bruins scored three times in the final 10 minutes of regulation to send the decisive game into overtime and then won it 5-4 on a Patrice Bergeron goal in the extra session. Adding to the heartbreak for Toronto fans, the hated Bruins went on to a Stanley Cup Finals appearance after eclipsing the Maple Leafs in the classic Game 7 battle.

Not counting the playoffs, Boston also has taken nine of 10 from the Maple Leafs and Toronto has dropped five straight and 11 of the past 13 meetings in Beantown.

This season, the Bruins and Maple Leafs are separated by three points in the division standings. With 22 points, Toronto is tied for first in the Atlantic with Tampa Bay and Boston is three points behind in fourth.

Boston halted a two-game slide in its last trip to the ice, beating the visiting Florida Panthers by a 4-1 score on Thursday. Tuukka Rask stopped 23- of-24 shots to anchor the Bruins to their second win in six games (2-3-1).

David Krejci netted his third goal of the season midway through the second period for Boston. Brad Marchand, Torey Krug and Reilly Smith also scored for the Bruins.

"The effort and willingness was there; for the whole 60 minutes, we had really good consistency in our game plan," said Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara.

Saturday's tilt marks the third portion of a five-game homestand for Boston, which is 5-3-1 at TD Garden this season.

The Maple Leafs won for the fourth time in five games on Friday, as James van Riemsdyk netted the lone goal of the shootout to lift Toronto to a 2-1 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils.

Phil Kessel tallied in regulation and Jonathan Bernier came up with 34 saves for the Maple Leafs.

After four straight chances were turned aside, van Riemsdyk was the third shooter for Toronto, opening up the final round by beating Cory Schneider on the forehand.

Bernier then forced an Adam Henrique chance wide to end the contest.

James Reimer will get the start in net on Saturday for Toronto. Reimer is 4-4-1 with a 2.76 goals against average in nine career outings against the Bruins. Reimer also was the goaltender during Toronto's Game 7 meltdown against the Bruins, giving up five goals on 35 shots in that heartbreaking loss.

"Sure, we'll want to go into Boston and have a good game," Reimer told the Toronto Sun. "It's a new season and we've got over what's happened. I'd want to go in there and play well, but even if you win, it doesn't prove anything. If we were to play them again in the playoffs, that would be the retribution."

The Maple Leafs are opening up a three-game road trip on Saturday and have a 5-3-0 record this season as the guest.

11/09 10:31:57 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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