The Toronto Maple Leafs could be in real trouble if they cannot beat the Boston Bruins in Monday night's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Nash will take the warmup, and the plan is for him to play. He appears fully recovered from a head laceration and concussion symptoms suffered late in the regular season. On defense, Nick Holden skated in place of Matt Grzelcyk, who is likely out on Monday night.
Boston leads the first-round series 2-0, having outscored Toronto 12-4 in two games at TD Garden.
Plekanec has confidence that he can draw on some of the success he's had against the Bruins over the years and use that to help the Leafs slow Boston's attack down and gain some momentum as the series shifts back to Toronto.
It was a monumental performance for the 21-year-old, who becomes the youngest player in National Hockey League history to record six points in a playoff game, surpassing Wayne Gretzky's record by four months.
With Komarov out, Toronto is without much of its grit following fellow forward Nazem Kadri's three-game suspension for his hit against Tommy Wingels in the series opener.
The Bruins and Maple Leafs drop the puck at 7:00 p.m.