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Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers: Preview & Game Thread


The Toronto Maple Leafs (8-4-0) begin their Western Canada road trip tonight against the Edmonton Oilers (3-8-2) for the second and final time this season. The Leafs grabbed a 6-5 win over the Oilers back on October 12 at the Air Canada Centre, and they look to sweep the season series tonight at Rexall Place. James Reimer played great Saturday vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins and with that, he is expected to start  between the pipes tonight, while the Oilers will start Richard Bachman for the second consecutive game while Devan Dubnyk is still on the shelf with an injury. Sam Gagner has been cleared to play and will centre Nail Yakupov and Jordan Eberle, while Nazem Kadri will centre James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel on the first line again as Tyler Bozak is out with an injury. Joffrey Lupul will be a game-time decision.

Here are the projected lines, as per DailyFaceoff.com.

LEAFS

Forwards

James van Riemsdyk – Nazem Kadri – Phil Kessel

Mason Raymond – Dave Bolland – David Clarkson

Carter AshtonJay McClement – Colton Orr

Frazer McLaren – Trevor Smith – Troy Bodie

Defense

Carl Gunnarsson – Dion Phaneuf

Morgan Rielly – Cody Franson

Paul Ranger – Jake Gardiner

Goaltenders

James Reimer

Jonathan Bernier

OILERS

Forwards 

Nail YakupovSam GagnerJordan Eberle

David PerronRyan Nugent-HopkinsMark Arcobello

Ryan JonesBoyd GordonAles Hemsky

Ben EagerWill ActonLuke Gazdic

Defense 

Denis GrebeshkovAndrew Ference

Ladislav SmidJeff Petry

Justin SchultzAnton Belov

Goalies

Richard Bachman

Jason LaBarbera

Be sure to join us tonight for our live game thread. All you need to do is comment below in the comment section. Game time is 9:00 p.m. and can be seen on Rogers Sportsnet Ontario (for those living in Ontario), and Rogers Sportsnet West (for those in Alberta). If you’re away from a television or prefer listening to the game without the pictures, tune in to Sportsnet 590 The Fan.

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97 Comments on Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers: Preview & Game Thread

  1. Dale Lamontagne says:

    Any score predictions? I say 4-2 Leafs.

  2. Tim Bayer says:

    The Leafs’ bottom six still looks like a tire fire.

  3. Tim Bayer says:

    Lupul taking part in warmup according to Jonas Siegel on Twitter.

  4. Tim Bayer says:

    Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger

    Lupul out for pre-game skate as expected. He will do as much as he can to play, since “I bought 20 tickets for friends + family.” #Leafs

  5. Tim Bayer says:

    Mark Masters ‏@markhmasters1m

    Leafs lines in warm-up: JVR-Kadri-Kessel; Raymond-Bolland-Clarkson; Ashton-McClement-Lupul; McLaren-Smith-Orr

  6. Tim Bayer says:

    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    David Perron (illness) will not dress for #Oilers tonight.

  7. Tim Bayer says:

    Oilers will go with 7 D. Grebeshkov the extra, Nick Schultz will be in as well.

  8. Tim Bayer says:

    Yup, Lupul’s in.

  9. Dale Lamontagne says:

    Here we go…

  10. Tim Bayer says:

    HAHAHAHA Bowen called him Randy Bachman

  11. Tim Bayer says:

    KESSSEELLLLLLL

  12. Tim Bayer says:

    There will be 100 goals scored in this game.

  13. Dale Lamontagne says:

    Kadri on the first line, eh?

  14. Tim Bayer says:

    What a pass by Gardiner.

  15. Seriously Ref? says:

    Great goal by Phil. Incredible patience shown not to just shoot right away.

  16. James Gleason says:

    get.orr.offf

  17. James Gleason says:

    couple of lols from phaneuf, turnovers but gets back to block a shot

  18. James Gleason says:

    Ben eager doesn’t know what offside is. figured, he can’t even pull a shot

  19. Tim Bayer says:

    Eager was a little too eager on that one.

  20. James Gleason says:

    Man ales hemsky is good

  21. James Gleason says:

    STAY AWAY FROM REIMER AND OMG GARDINER

  22. Tim Bayer says:

    I liked the Oilers better when Yakupov was scratched.

  23. James Gleason says:

    Gardiner and yakcity in the box. Which kinda sucks

  24. Tim Bayer says:

    Reimer’s sick of this crap.

  25. James Gleason says:

    this game man

  26. James Gleason says:

    Ganger in the box for tripping, give him a jawbreaker. too soon?

  27. Tim Bayer says:

    Craaaaaaaaazy period.

  28. James Gleason says:

    cray period

  29. Tim Bayer says:

    Anybody have the shot count handy?

  30. Tim Bayer says:

    THE SECOND PERIOD IS STARTING ALERT ALERT ALERT

  31. Tim Bayer says:

    What a smart play by Bolland just feathering that out front.

  32. Tim Bayer says:

    VAN RIEMSDYK

  33. James Gleason says:

    This line my god lord

  34. Tim Bayer says:

    THE MAGICAL DUO

  35. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    Well, I turned the channel and the Leafs made it 2-0. Nice time to join.

  36. Tim Bayer says:

    please be ok Kadri please be ok

  37. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    That didn’t look good.

  38. James Gleason says:

    well that was scary

  39. Tim Bayer says:

    The fourth line is actually playing semi-competently.

  40. Tim Bayer says:

    This period has been all Leafs. Weird feeling.

  41. Tim Bayer says:

    KESSEL!

  42. James Gleason says:

    HOLY KESSEL HOLY MOLY MOLY

  43. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    I am so glad I picked Kessel in my hockey pool.

  44. Tim Bayer says:

    WE’RE NOT WORTHY

  45. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    That was a B-E-A-Utifal goal

  46. Tim Bayer says:

    I still can’t even believe that goal happened.

  47. Tim Bayer says:

    Raymond you dummy!

  48. James Gleason says:

    NICE TRY NO TRY CLARKSON

  49. Tim Bayer says:

    Hey Kadri’s back!

  50. Tim Bayer says:

    OILERZ SUK

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