Here we go again.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres are going at it again in the second half of a home and home series.
After a 3-1 loss last night, the Leafs will look to rebound and get back on the winning side of things. In five November games, the Leafs have only three out of possible 10 points. That has led the Leafs to fall into fourth place in the Atlantic Division. A win tonight would put them in a tie for second with the Boston Bruins.
It is imperative that the Leafs win tonight or they will continue to fall further down the standings.
The Leafs will have newly-acquired Peter Holland in the lineup. This should allow James van Riemsdyk to move back to his natural left wing position. Holland should and probably will be given a chance to play in the top six, maybe even the first line alongside van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel.
For full lineups and a deeper look at the game, check out the preview I wrote earlier today.
Join in on the game thread by commenting. You can watch the game on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and listen to it on TSN 1050 radio.