BY Danica Bellini,Mstarz reporter , Mstarz reporter | May 10, 2013 06:48 PM EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Boston Bruins battle it out on the ice at the TD Garden in Boston on Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoff game online and catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores.
The Bruins snagged the no 4 spot in the NHL Eastern Conference with a 28-14-6 record. Boston currently holds the no 9 overall spot in the post-season (out of 16 teams). According to Bleacher Report sports columnist Tom Schreier:
"Boston really should be better than this. Right now, it looks like the Bruins should win this series given that their players have a lot more experience in the playoffs and, really, they are a lot more talented. Unfortunately, this team relinquished the Northeast crown even though Montreal wasn't (and still isn't) all that hot and has given hope to a Leafs team that had not made the playoffs since the 2004-05 lockout. There are people that are going to feel that Boston should be lower than Toronto at this point, but the Bruins are the superior team and the Leafs haven't proven that they can handle the pressure of playing at home in the playoffs just yet."
The Bruins snagged a victory in Games 1, 3, and 4 against the Maple Leafs, leading the series 3-1.
The Maple Leafs ended the NHL regular season as the no 5 team in the NHL Eastern Conference with a 26-17-5 record. Toronto snags the no 10 spot heading into the playoffs. As Schreier points out:
"It's really hard to tell where the Leafs are right now for three reasons:
1. They looked awful in Game 1.
2. They looked way better in Game 2.
3. I'm not sure how they will play at home.
Right now, I've placed them in the middle. I think Toronto could be kind of a "team of destiny" and pass the mighty Bruins, a team that looked like a Cup contender at the beginning of the year. They could also freak out in front of their own fans and lose this series in five games once it returns to Boston... Let's just see what happens in Game 3."
The Maple Leafs snagged a victory Game 2 against Boston.
Tonight's playoff Game 5 should prove a fierce battle on the ice between two of NHL East's top teams. If the Bruins win, they'll move on to the second round of the NHL playoffs.
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