Which one won?
A:You will have to stay tuned in order to find out.
But what about Valentines Day?
How will I ever be able to part from the heart that expects my full attention today?
Will I be able to even stay up, it's a late game?
Should you tell your better half that you have prepared an evening filled with Fleurs knowing full well you are talking about the Fleury vrs Andersen matchup?
No matter what gamble you take tonight, the best excuse really is,........sorry babe I thought watching the game tonight was your Valentine's day present to me.
"LIVE IT IS THE LONG AWAITED VALENTINES MATCHUP FEATURING THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS AND THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS."
GAME DAY: Golden Knights try to end home skid vs. Maple Leafs
The Golden Knights look to snap a four-game home losing streak Thursday when they play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Valentine’s Day at T-Mobile Arena.
Opening faceoff is 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
“They’re a skilled and talented hockey team and they can score a lot of goals on your if you don’t play the right way,” coach Gerard Gallant said. “They’re a high-flying team and you’ve got to be aware, and you’ve got to manage the puck real well.”
The Knights (31-23-4, 66 points) have not won at home since Jan. 19 and were called out by Gallant for playing a “soft game” in their 5-2 loss to Arizona on Tuesday.
Gallant said his starting goaltender would be a game-time decision, but Marc-Andre Fleury is expected to start as he chases his 30th victory. Fleury is 2-3 with a 2.99 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in February.
Winger Brandon Pirri missed Wednesday’s practice because of illness and Gallant said he will be one of “a couple” of game-time decisions for the Knights.
Defenseman Jake Bischoff and forwards Tomas Nosek and Valentin Zykov were on the ice for the Knights’ optional morning skate and look to be the scratches.
Toronto (35-18-3, 73 points) is second in the Eastern Conference standings behind Atlantic Division mate Tampa Bay and has won five of its past six.
The Maple Leafs are playing the fourth of a six-game road trip and own the league’s second-best road record at 18-7-2.
They scored three power-play goals in a 1:49 span of the second period Tuesday in a 5-2 victory at Colorado. Kasperi Kapanen and Nazem Kadri each had two goals, and Auston Matthews added three points against the Avalanche.
Center John Tavares has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past five games.
Toronto is fourth in the league at 3.57 goals per game, and Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland compared this game to the one against Tampa Bay on Feb. 5.
“They’re very similar how they play. They’re highly offensive teams that have a lot of skill and can hurt you all four lines,” Engelland said. “We’ve got to be ready, expect their best and we’ve got to come out and match that.
“I think after last game — the last few games — it doesn’t matter who you’re playing. We’ve just got to get back to our game, worry about ourselves and play that full 60-minute game that we know that we can.”
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault-William Karlsson-Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty-Paul Stastny-Alex Tuch
Brandon Pirri-Cody Eakin-Oscar Lindberg
William Carrier-Pierre-Edouard Bellemare-Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb-Nate Schmidt
Shea Theodore-Deryk Engelland
Jon Merrill-Colin Miller
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Patrick Marleau -- Auston Matthews -- Kasperi Kapanen
Zach Hyman -- John Tavares -- Mitchell Marner
Connor Brown -- Nazem Kadri -- William Nylander
Par Lindholm -- Frederik Gauthier -- Andreas Johnsson
Jake Muzzin -- Morgan Rielly
Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott -- Ron Hainsey
Scratched: Tyler Ennis, Justin Holl, Igor Ozhiganov
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look for their sixth win in seven games when they visit the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.
Toronto is 5-1-1 since its mandatory five-day break following the 2019 NHL All-Star Game and one point ahead of the Boston Bruins for second place in the Atlantic Division with a game in hand. Goalie Frederik Andersen is expected to start for the Maple Leafs.
The Golden Knights are 2-6-0 in their past eight games and hope to end a four-game home losing streak, the longest in their history. Coach Gerard Gallant did not commit to a starting goalie after the morning skate.
Players to watch
Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews is one goal from 100 in the NHL.
Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has three points (two goals, one assist) during a three-game point streak.
They said it
"They got a real good team. Four lines deep, play real fast. I like their team. They're heavy, they're hard to play against. We know we have a real good game tonight." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock
"You better get up for [Toronto] because if you don't, you're going to get your you-know-what kicked. Our job as professional athletes and professional coaches is to get ready for the next game, no matter who you're playing." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant
LETS PULL A WIN OUT OUR BUTTS IF WE HAVE TO!