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  1. Toronto Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau -- Auston Matthews -- Kasperi Kapanen Zach Hyman -- John Tavares -- Mitchell Marner Par Lindholm -- Nazem Kadri -- Connor Brown Tyler Ennis -- Frederik Gauthier -- Josh Leivo Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Igor Ozhiganov Frederik Andersen Garret Sparks Pittsburgh Penguins Jake Guentzel -- Sidney Crosby -- Bryan Rust Carl Hagelin -- Evgeni Malkin -- Phil Kessel Dominik Simon -- Derick Brassard -- Patric Hornqvist Daniel Sprong -- Matt Cullen -- Riley Sheahan Brian Dumoulin -- Kris Letang Olli Maatta -- Jamie Oleksiak Jack Johnson -- Juuso Riikola Matt Murray Casey DeSmith
  2. Lineups to be posted later after work. Buds all day. All night long.
  3. My Grandfather's not in good condition, so I won't be able to do a full GDT today. Toronto Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau -- Auston Matthews -- Kasperi Kapanen Zach Hyman -- John Tavares -- Mitchell Marne Par Lindholm -- Nazem Kadri -- Connor Brown Josh Leivo -- Frederik Gauthier -- Tyler Ennis Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Martin Marincin Frederik Andersen Garrett Sparks Detroit Red Wings Justin Abdelkader -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha Michael Rasmussen -- Frans Nielsen -- Tyler Bertuzzi Thomas Vanek -- Andreas Athanasiou -- Gustav Nyquist Darren Helm -- Luke Glendening -- Christoffer Ehn Danny DeKeyser -- Filip Hronek Libor Sulak -- Joe Hicketts Nick Jensen -- Niklas Kronwall Jimmy Howard Jonathan Bernier
  4. The Game The New Jersey Devils will clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center on Thursday. New Jersey will also clinch if it gets one point against Toronto and the Florida Panthers lose to the Boston Bruins in any fashion. If the Panthers lose in regulation, the Devils will clinch regardless of what they do against Toronto. The Devils, who are 6-0-1 since March 23, haven't made the playoffs since 2012. "It's nice to have it in our own hands," left wing Taylor Hall said. The Maple Leafs, who are 9-3-0 since March 10, have clinched and are locked into third place in the Atlantic Division. They need one point to set a team record for most points in a season. They have 103, which matches the 2003-04 team. Players to watch Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in seven games since returning from a shoulder injury. Hall has 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in a nine-game point streak, including six goals in a four-game goal-scoring streak. They said it "We've got to be the most rested team in hockey. We're going to have four of eight days off. Freshen up that way and then we'll still have good time to practice and prepare. These [last] two games are our best preparation." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock "We need to learn to win these games and learn how to do it ourselves. It's not about wanting someone else to get the job done for you. If we do make the playoffs, we're not going to sit and hope for other teams to win and lose. It comes down to us." -- Devils defenseman Andy Greene Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Leo Komarov -- Tomas Plekanec -- Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Connor Carrick -- Roman Polak Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Devils projected lineup Taylor Hall -- Nico Hischier -- Kyle Palmieri Michael Grabner -- Pavel Zacha -- Patrick Maroon Blake Coleman -- Travis Zajac -- Stefan Noesen Miles Wood -- Brian Boyle -- Brian Gibbons Andy Greene -- Sami Vatanen John Moore -- Mirco Mueller Ben Lovejoy -- Will Butcher Keith Kinkaid Cory Schneider Status report Kinkaid will make his eighth consecutive start and play in his 13th straight game. … Dermott will miss his second consecutive game, but he skated with the healthy scratches Thursday and Babcock said he could play Saturday. Stat pack Van Riemsdyk has 13 points (10 goals, three assists) in his past 11 games. … Hall, with 93 points (39 goals, 54 assists), needs three points to tie Patrik Elias' record for most in a season by a Devils player. Elias had 96 (40 goals, 56 assists) in 2000-01.
  5. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs can match their team record for points in a season when they play the Buffalo Sabres at Air Canada Centre on Monday. A victory will give Toronto 103 points, equaling the mark set in 2003-04. Curtis McElhinney will make his second consecutive start for the Maple Leafs, who have won four of their past six games and 14 of their past 16 home games. Toronto is assured of finishing third in the Atlantic Division and will play either the Tampa Bay Lightning or Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference First Round. The Sabres, who have won two of their past three games after going 1-5-1 in their previous seven, have been eliminated from of Stanley Cup Playoff contention. They have allowed at least four goals in five of their past seven. Players to watch Sabres forward Jack Eichel had an NHL career-high five assists in a 7-4 win against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. He has three goals and five assists during a three-game point streak. Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has four goals and four assists during a seven-game point streak. They said it "It's a good experience for us, we can take it and use it to our advantage tonight. We know we can come in here and win a hockey game if we do things the right way." -- Sabres forward Jack Eichel on trying to build off a 3-2 win against the Maple Leafs on March 26 "Identity, I think, is big. We want to be playing the best way we can play. Playing fast and making sure we don't limp into the playoffs, we want to be playing our best so these are important games." -- Maple Leafs forward Connor Brown on what Toronto wants to accomplish in its final three regular-season games Sabres projected lineup Zemgus Girgensons -- Jack Eichel -- Jason Pominville Scott Wilson -- Ryan O'Reilly -- Sam Reinhart Evan Rodrigues -- Casey Mittelstadt -- Kyle Okposo Benoit Pouliot -- Johan Larsson -- Nicholas Baptiste Marco Scandella -- Rasmus Ristolainen Brendan Guhle -- Justin Falk Josh Gorges -- Casey Nelson Chad Johnson Adam Wilcox Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Matt Martin -- Tomas Plekanec -- Andreas Johnsson Morgan Rielly -- Connor Carrick Ron Hainsey -- Nikita Zaitsev Jake Gardiner -- Roman Polak Curtis McElhinney Frederik Andersen Status report Sabres coach Phil Housley said Antipin is likely to miss the rest of the regular season. Lehner and Ullmark remain day-to-day. … Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said Dermott does not have a broken bone, that he is walking around and is expected to be "up and running in a couple of days." Stat pack Reinhart had a hat trick against the Predators and has five points (four goals, one assist) in his past four games. Ristolainen has four points, all assists, in his past two games. … Gardiner has five assists during a four-game point streak. … Marner had an 11-game point streak end in a 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. He has 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in his past 12 games.
  6. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs can clinch a Stanley Cup Playoff berth with a win in any fashion against the Florida Panthers at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday, combined with a Philadelphia Flyers regulation loss at the Colorado Avalanche. It would mark the first time since 2003-04 that the Maple Leafs would qualify for the playoffs in consecutive seasons. Toronto, 6-2-0 in its past eight games and 13-1-0 in its past 14 home games, is third in the Atlantic Division, eight points behind the Boston Bruins. The Maple Leafs also could set their record for wins in one season with 46 and home wins with 27. Toronto won 45 games three times previously (1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2003-04) and 26 games at home in 2005-06. The Panthers, 13-3-1 in their past 17 games, trail the New Jersey Devils by three points for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference with two games in hand. Players to watch Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov has 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in his past 17 games. His next goal will be his 100th in the NHL. Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner has 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in a nine-game point streak. They said it "I'd be lying to say we weren't [scoreboard watching] but again, we all know the only we are going to get in is if we do it ourselves. We can't rely on anybody else." -- Panthers coach Bob Boughner on the playoff race "Should be a lot of fun, they're battling for their playoff lives; this is a real hockey game we're going to play in. … These guys will draw it out of you, if not, they're going to beat you." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on the Panthers Panthers projected lineup Evgenii Dadonov -- Aleksander Barkov -- Nick Bjugstad Jonathan Huberdeau -- Vincent Trocheck -- Denis Malgin Jamie McGinn -- Jared McCann -- Maxim Mamin Colton Sceviour -- Derek MacKenzie -- Frank Vatrano Keith Yandle -- Aaron Ekblad Mike Matheson -- Mark Pysyk MacKenzie Weegar -- Alexander Petrovic Roberto Luongo James Reimer Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Andreas Johnsson -- Tomas Plekanec -- Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Roman Polak Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Status report Borgstrom, a center, will not play against the Maple Leafs, but could make his NHL debut against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Stat pack Yandle, who holds the NHL's longest active consecutive games streak at 707, seven more than Marleau, has 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in his past 13 games. … van Riemsdyk has 11 points (eight goals, three assists) in his past seven games; his next goal will be his 200th in the League.
  7. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs will try for their 13th straight home win when they play the Detroit Red Wings at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Maple Leafs have won five of their past six games after a four-game losing streak (0-2-2). They have scored at least three goals in each of their past seven games. A victory will move them within five points of the second-place Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings, who were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoffs contention with a 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday, are 1-10-1 in their past 12 games. Players to watch Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past four games. He leads the Red Wings in scoring with 53 points (11 goals, 42 assists) in 74 games. Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk has 10 points (eight goals, two assists) in his past five games. He leads the Maple Leafs with an NHL career-high 34 goals. They said it "Our team has competed hard, we've worked extremely hard, we've played with good structure but we haven't won enough games and that's not OK. We don't want to be a team that plays pretty good and loses, we want to be a team that plays great and wins. Don't rely on fate; demand that you get the win." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill "All these games matter, so it doesn't really matter who or when, you've got to be ready to play. It doesn't matter if it's an emotional game or not, you've got to play hockey." -- Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews Red Wings projected lineup Tyler Bertuzzi -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Gustav Nyquist Darren Helm -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha Andreas Athanasiou -- Frans Nielsen -- Justin Abdelkader Martin Frk -- Luke Glendening -- Evgeny Svechnikov Jonathan Ericsson -- Trevor Daley Danny DeKeyser -- Nick Jensen Niklas Kronwall -- Xavier Ouellet Jimmy Howard Jared Coreau Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Andreas Johnsson -- Tomas Plekanec -- Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Roman Polak Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Status report Komarov will miss his fourth straight game and remains day-to-day. Stat pack The Red Wings have allowed at least four goals in nine of their past 11 games and have scored no more than two in six of their past eight. … Marner has three goals and seven assists during a seven-game point streak. Bozak has seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past six games. Rielly has 10 assists in his past seven games.
  8. The Game Forward Ondrej Palat will return for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. Palat missed 26 games with a high ankle sprain. He has 30 points (eight goals, 22 assists) for the Lightning, who have clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They lead the Atlantic Division with 102 points, three ahead of the Boston Bruins and nine in front of the Maple Leafs. Goalie Frederik Andersen will start for the Maple Leafs after missing two games with an upper-body injury. Andersen is 33-18-5 with a 2.79 goals-against-average and .919 save percentage. Toronto has won four straight games and trail the Bruins by six points for second place. Players to watch Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner has seven points (two goals, five assists) during a five-game point streak. Lightning center Steven Stamkos has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in his past eight games. They said it "Tonight's game has a chance to be a real good hockey game so we've got to hold up our end of that. It's going to be tight. They're deep. They've added lots of guys. They've got Palat back, so it's going to be a nice hockey game and a good opportunity for our team." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock "Clinching a playoff berth, that's the big hurdle to compete for a Stanley Cup. But ultimately you want to be playing your best hockey three weeks from now. There's still a lot to play for. Home ice is a big thing." -- Lightning coach Jon Cooper Maple Leafs projected lineup Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner Zach Hyman -- William Nylander -- Andreas Johnsson James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Josh Leivo -- Tomas Plekanec -- Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Roman Polak Travis Dermott -- Connor Carrick Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Lightning projected lineup J.T. Miller -- Steven Stamkos -- Nikita Kucherov Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Tyler Johnson Alex Killorn -- Yanni Gourde -- Adam Erne Chris Kunitz -- Anthony Cirelli -- Ryan Callahan Victor Hedman -- Anton Stralman Ryan McDonagh -- Dan Girardi Braydon Coburn -- Mikhail Sergachev Andrei Vasilevskiy Louis Domingue Status report Matthews, Komarov and Zaitsev worked out on the ice but will not play. Stat pack Rielly has seven assists in a five-game point streak. … Vasilevskiy's 40 wins are tied with Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators for the NHL lead. He's one from breaking the Lightning's single-season record set by Ben Bishop in 2014-15. A shoutout goes to James Van Scoresdyk. He's been killing it here lately. Go Leafs go!
  9. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to avoid matching a season-high four-game losing streak when they visit the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Monday. The Maple Leafs are 0-1-2 in their past three games and are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals in the 2018 Coors Light Stadium Series game Saturday. Toronto is in third place in the Atlantic Division, three points behind the Boston Bruins for second. Chad Johnson will start for the Sabres who are 2-1-0 in their past three games. Johnson has won his past two starts, which have come against the Bruins (4-1) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2-1), allowing a total of two goals. Buffalo is 20 points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. Players to watch Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in his past 11 games. Sabres forward Sam Reinhart has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in his past 13 games. They said it "It's an opportunity for us to play a team we play four times and it's going to be important. They're going to play right, I can tell you that just from the pre-scout, and they're going to play hard and so we've got to be focused on starting right and starting fast."-- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock "Obviously there's a rivalry between us. …We're trying to measure up. These guys are a team that's regrouped and kind of had a lot of young guys come in and establish themselves and that's something we were looking to do and we fell behind. It's a good test for us." -- Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- William Nylander -- Connor Brown Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Kasperi Kapanen Matt Martin -- Tomas Plekanec -- Leo Komarov Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Connor Carrick Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Sabres projected lineup Zemgus Girgensons -- Ryan O'Reilly -- Sam Reinhart Scott Wilson -- Johan Larsson -- Jason Pominville Jordan Nolan -- Jacob Josefson -- Kyle Okposo Benoit Pouliot -- Kyle Criscuolo -- Nicholas Baptiste Marco Scandella -- Rasmus Ristolainen Brendan Guhle -- Casey Nelson Nathan Beaulieu -- Victor Antipin Chad Johnson Robin Lehner Status report The Maple Leafs had an optional skate... Andersen will start and Martin, who was a healthy scratch for the past 18 games, will return to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 22. ... Eichel began skating on his own for the first time since he was injured Feb. 10. ... Guhle and Criscuolo were recalled from Rochester of the American Hockey League on Sunday and will play. Stat pack The home team has won 24 of the past 30 games between the Sabres and Maple Leafs. Buffalo is 18-3-1 in its past 22 home games against the Maple Leafs.
  10. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs look for their ninth straight home win, which would tie the longest streak in their history, when they host the Boston Bruins at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Maple Leafs, who have won eight consecutive home games and are 12-2-0 in their past 14 games, can tie a mark set Nov. 11-Dec. 26, 1953 and tied March 6-April 7, 2007. Toronto, which trails Boston by one point for second place in the Atlantic Division, will try to defeat the Bruins for the 13th time in their past 15 games against their Original Six rival. Boston has five games in hand. The Maple Leafs will be without center Auston Matthews for at least 10 days because of a shoulder injury, sustained in a 4-3 shootout win against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins, who trail the Tampa Bay Lightning by three points for the Atlantic Division lead with three games in hand, seek their third straight win and 14th in 17 games (13-3-0). Players to watch Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past seven games and 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists) in his past 22 games. Maple Leafs forward William Nylander will move from right wing to replace Matthews at center on Toronto's first line. He has 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in his past 15 games. They said it "It's not going to change anything that we're preparing to do. We're going to have to work really hard, they have a good team and we have to play to our standard." -- Bruins captain Zdeno Chara on facing Toronto with Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews injured "Wingers can be average and still be fine. Centers have to be good every night, they have to play 200 feet and they have to compete." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on what he wants to see from William Nylander at center Bruins projected lineup Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- Ryan Spooner Danton Heinen -- Riley Nash -- David Backes Tim Schaller -- Sean Kuraly -- Noel Acciari Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo Matt Grzelcyk -- Kevan Miller Tuukka Rask Anton Khudobin Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- William Nylander -- Connor Brown Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Kasperi Kapanen Leo Komarov -- Dominic Moore -- Josh Leivo Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Roman Polak Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Status report Miller will play for the first time since Feb. 1 after missing the past nine games with an upper-body injury. Stat pack Rask is 19-2-2 with a 1.86 goals-against average, a .933 save percentage and one shutout in his past 23 starts. … Kadri has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in his past 14 games.
  11. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to extend their winning streak to six games, which would match their longest this season, and tighten the Atlantic Division race when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Monday. The Maple Leafs, 9-1-0 in their past 10 games and 13-2-0 in their past 15, is in second place in the Atlantic, four points behind the division-leading Lightning and one ahead of the Boston Bruins. Tampa Bay has two games in hand on Toronto and Boston has four. Forward Tomas Plekanec will make his Maple Leafs debut after being acquired in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Rinat Valiev, forward Kerby Rychel and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft on Sunday. Toronto has scored four goals or more in nine of its past 14 games. The Lightning seek their fourth straight win; they are 11-5-0 in their past 16 games. Tampa Bay has the best record in the NHL and will play 10 of its next 11 games at home. The Lightning have scored four goals in four of their past five games. Players to watch Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in his past eight games. Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov has 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in a nine-game point streak. They said it "He's a mature player. He knows how to play the puck, [and] he's a good face-off guy. What we are trying to do is get as deep a group as we can possibly have." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on forward Tomas Plekanec "I think our power play was good, it got us some games but we still have to get better. Our penalty kill needs to get better and we need to be able to roll four lines and continue playing the right way." -- Lightning forward Chris Kunitz on following up a 3-0-0 road trip Maple Leafs projected lineup Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner Zach Hyman -- William Nylander -- Kasperi Kapanen James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Leo Komarov -- Tomas Plekanec -- Josh Leivo Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Roman Polak Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Lightning projected lineup Vladislav Namestnikov -- Steven Stamkos -- Ryan Callahan Alex Killorn -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov Chris Kunitz -- Yanni Gourde -- Tyler Johnson Adam Erne -- Cedric Paquette -- Cory Conacher Victor Hedman -- Anton Stralman Mikhail Sergachev -- Dan Girardi Braydon Coburn -- Andrej Sustr Andrei Vasilevskiy Louis Domingue Status report Plekanec will wear No. 19 for the Maple Leafs. ...Matthews was placed on injured reserve Sunday. Stat pack Plekanec has 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 48 games against the Lightning. … Kadri has 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in his past 15 games. … Stamkos has 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his past nine games.
  12. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs will try for their 11th win in their past 13 games when they face the Florida Panthers at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. Toronto has scored four goals or more in four of their past seven games and trail the Boston Bruins by three points for second in the Atlantic Division. They are 19 points ahead of the fourth-place Panthers, though Florida holds five games in hand. The Panthers, who lost 7-2 to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, trail the Carolina Hurricanes by six points for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference and hold four games in hand. They have scored four goals or more in three of the past four games and will try for their eighth win in their past 10. Players to watch Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov has seven points (two goals, five assists) during a four-game point streak. Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews scored the game-winning goal with 31 seconds left in the third period in a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. He has 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in his past 14 games. They said it "They're a very highly offensive team, very skilled. It's going to be a group effort tonight starting from myself and our d-men in front doing a good job. They will make plays, that's inevitable but if we take away their time and space as much as possible, it will make my job a little bit easier." -- Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo "They're playing well and they're chasing a playoff spot and we know just by going through what we went through how dangerous we felt we were last year when we weren't in and we were battling to get in plus they have elite players. It's like every night; it's going to be tough." -- Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock Panthers projected lineup Evgenii Dadonov -- Aleksander Barkov -- Nick Bjugstad Jonathan Huberdeau -- Vincent Trocheck -- Denis Malgin Jamie McGinn -- Jared McCann -- Connor Brickley Micheal Haley -- Derek MacKenzie -- Colton Sceviour Aaron Ekblad -- Michael Matheson Keith Yandle -- Mark Pysyk Ian McCoshen -- Alex Petrovic Roberto Luongo James Reimer Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Leo Komarov -- Dominic Moore -- Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Roman Polak Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Status report Bozak did not participate in the morning skate but Babcock says he will play. Stat pack Dadonov has six points (four goals, two assists) during a four-game point streak… Ekblad has eight points (three goals, five assists) his past seven games… Trocheck has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in his past 15 games… Marner has 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in his past 14 games… Kadri has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in his past 14 games.
  13. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to extend their winning streak to a season-long six games when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday. The Maple Leafs are 9-1-0 in their past 10 games and have scored four goals or more in in seven of their past nine. Toronto is in third place in the Atlantic Division, six points behind the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning and three behind the Boston Bruins. The Penguins will attempt to win their 11th consecutive home game; their 10-game streak is their longest since they won a Pittsburgh-record 13 straight at home from Nov. 15, 2013, to Jan. 15, 2014. Pittsburgh, 8-1-1 in its past 10 games, is three points behind the Metropolitan Division-leading Washington Capitals. The Maple Leafs won 4-3 against the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Dec. 9. Players to watch Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri has 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in his past 10 games. He had five points (three goals, two assists) in a 6-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has 17 points (11 goals, six assists) in his past nine games and 28 points (18 goals, 10 assists) in his past 17. They said it "All three [Penguins] lines have a guy on the top … 10 of points in the League. So we're going to have to play a good team game." -- Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner "If we're on the same page and we play the game the right way, we're a good enough team where we can beat anybody." -- Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Leo Komarov -- Dominic Moore -- Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Roman Polak Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney Penguins projected lineup Zach Aston-Reese -- Sidney Crosby -- Conor Sheary Carl Hagelin -- Evgeni Malkin -- Bryan Rust Jake Guentzel -- Riley Sheahan -- Phil Kessel Dominik Simon -- Carter Rowney -- Ryan Reaves Brian Dumoulin -- Kris Letang Olli Maatta -- Justin Schultz Ian Cole -- Jamie Oleksiak Matt Murray Tristan Jarry Status report Gardiner is expected to play after sustaining a lower-body spasm against Columbus on Wednesday. He participated in an optional morning skate Saturday after missing practice Friday. … Hornqvist, who had skated on his own the previous three days, did not skate prior to the morning skate Saturday. He has missed six games. Stat pack Marner has eight points (three goals, five assists) in a three-game point streak. … Kadri needs two points to reach 300 in the NHL. … Crosby has six points (two goals, four assists) in a three-game point streak and 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) in his past 17 games.
  14. The Game The Toronto Maple Leafs will try for their third consecutive win and seventh in eight games when they host the Ottawa Senators at Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Maple Leafs, in third place in the Atlantic Division, five points behind the second-place Boston Bruins, are 6-1-0 in their past seven games and have held opponents to two goals or fewer in five of those games. Forward Mark Stone and center Derick Brassard each will return for the Senators, who trail the New York Islanders by 13 points for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. Stone missed the past nine games with a lower-body injury and Brassard was out the past two games with an undisclosed injury. Ottawa, seeking its third straight victory, is 4-1-0 in its past five games after a six-game losing streak, and is 2-1-0 against Toronto this season. Players to watch Senators forward Mike Hoffman has score a goal in three straight games and has seven points (three goals, four assists) in a five-game point streak. Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has 10 points (six goals, four assists) in his past nine games. They said it "Stone has been out for a while, someone who's very important to our team. Brassard has missed a few games and it's going to be nice to get some depth, speed and experience back." -- Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson on the returns of forward Mark Stone and center Derick Brassard "Not sure, we're trying to figure that out ourselves. We had meetings yesterday and a few today already. When we come here tonight, we know how they like to play, we know what they do. It's important we prepare appropriately and come ready to play." -- Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly on Toronto's 1-2-0 record against Ottawa this season Senators projected lineup Mike Hoffman -- Matt Duchene -- Colin White Ryan Dzingel -- Derick Brassard -- Mark Stone Zack Smith -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Tom Pyatt Magnus Paajarvi -- Christopher DiDomenico Johnny Oduya -- Erik Karlsson Dion Phaneuf -- Cody Ceci Thomas Chabot -- Mark Borowiecki Fredrik Claesson Craig Anderson Mike Condon Maple Leafs projected lineup Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown Leo Komarov -- Dominic Moore -- Kasperi Kapanen Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev Travis Dermott -- Connor Carrick Frederik Andersen Curtis McElhinney
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