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Toronto goes to Boston for a Game 7. What could go wrong?

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Only one Stanley Cup Playoff game to preview tonight, so let’s get to it...

Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs (Series tied 3-3)

7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN

  1. Game Seven - Somehow, the Leafs and Bruins have worked their way to a Game 7 in this series. Boston came out and trounced Toronto, outscoring the Leafs to the tune of 13-4 before taking the series to the Air Canada Centre. The Leafs found a way to win on the road in Game 6, and they’ll need to do it one more time on Wednesday night.
  2. Mitchy - Of Toronto’s three young stars up front, Mitch Marner has been shining the brightest in round one. His seven points in six games leads the Leafs and his goal in game six brought life to his team and the home crowd. It also turned out to be the game-winning tally. William Nylander and Auston Matthews have been absent more often than not in this first round.
  3. Young vs. Old - Over the past two games, the speed of Toronto’s young roster has gotten the better of Boston’s group of veterans. Mike Babcock has a big decisions to make for game seven - stack the lineup with youth at the top or bring back veterans like Tyler Bozak and James van Riemsdyk in hopes of continuing to keep the Bruins’ offense at bay. The red hot Frederik Andersen and Tuukka Rask will be both be in the spotlight as well in tonight’s winner take all Game 7.