Who: Buffalo Sabres (5-15-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (11-7-1)
Where: Air Canada Center
When: 7:00 PM ET
Where to watch: CBC
Where to listen: TSN 1050
Enemy blog: Sabre Noise
The Leafs look to bounce back after last night’s loss to these same Sabres. Buffalo was able to win their first game under new-old coach Ted Nolan and won two games in a row for the first time this season. With four losses in their last five games, the Leafs need to start winning games again before they start to fall in the standings.
With Bernier starting last night, expect James Reimer to get the start tonight. With his strong performance against Boston on Wednesday night, Reimer should give the Leafs a chance to win with the same effort. The Leafs offense just needs to wake up and give their goalies support. In the five games in November, the Leafs have only scored four goals. That needs to change for the better quickly.
The much-anticipated rematch against John Scott never materialized last night so could it happen tonight? Scott played a whopping (for him) 7:31 in ice time last night and the Leafs did nothing to get back at him. Now, I don’t anything dirty, but a reminder that he can’t take liberties the Leafs best talent.
Be sure to check out the game thread out tonight.