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Game 12 Preview: Penguins @ Leafs


The Toronto Maple Leafs (7-4-0) are coming off a disappointing 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night, and look to rebound Saturday at the Air Canada Centre as they host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins (7-3-0).

Here are the projected lines, as per DailyFaceoff.com. (Keep in mind, the Penguins cancelled their morning skate and the Leafs had an optional skate, so the lineups aren’t official yet.)

Toronto Maple Leafs 

Forwards

James van RiemsdykTyler BozakPhil Kessel

Mason RaymondDave BollandDavid Clarkson

Jay McClementNazem KadriCarter Ashton 

Frazer McLarenTrevor SmithColton Orr

Defense

Carl GunnarssonDion Phaneuf

Morgan RiellyCody Franson

Paul RangerJake Gardiner

Goaltenders

James Reimer

Jonathan Bernier

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Forwards

Chris KunitzSidney Crosby  Pascal Dupuis

Jussi JokinenEvgeni MalkinChuck Kobasew

Tanner GlassBrandon SutterJayson Megna

Craig AdamsJoe VitaleDeryk Engelland

Defense

Rob ScuderiKris Letang

Brooks OrpikPaul Martin

Olli MaattaMatt Niskanen

Goaltenders

Marc-Andre Fleury

Jeff Zatkoff

  • David Clarkson made his Leaf debut Friday night in Columbus, and looked pretty good, too. But tonight, he will make his debut at home in front of a sold-out Air Canada Centre.

  • The Leafs started Jonathan Bernier Friday night, so James Reimer will get the call tonight.

  • Reimer’s career stats vs Penguins: 5 games played, 3-0-2 record, 1 shutout, 2.51 GAA, .921 SV%.

  • Leafs vs Penguins all-time record:  75-70-17-5 (41-28-11-3 at Toronto)

  • Phil Kessel leads all Toronto players in career assists (12) and points (21) in 26 games vs the Penguins.

  • The Leafs announced this morning that they have called up forward Carter Ashton from the Toronto Marlies and Josh Leivo has been sent back down.
  • The game is slated to begin a little after 7:00 p.m. and can be seen on the CBC, or heard on TSN Radio 1050.

  • For game updates, be sure to follow @EditorinLeaf and @Dale_Lamontagne  on Twitter.

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