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Who: Toronto Maple Leafs (14-9-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (15-9-1)
Where: Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
When: 7:30 PM ET
Where to watch: TSN
Where to listen: Sportsnet 590 The Fan
LEAFS (from mapleleafs.com)
James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
Mason Raymond – Nazem Kadri – David Clarkson
Jay McClement – Peter Holland – Nikolai Kulemin
Colton Orr – Jerred Smithson – Frazer McLaren
Dion Phaneuf – Carl Gunnarsson
Mark Fraser – Cody Franson
Morgan Rielly – Paul Ranger
Penguins (from penguins.nhl.com)
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Chris Connor – Brandon Sutter – Andrew Ebbett
Craig Adams – Joe Vitale – Jayson Megna
Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Olli Maatta – Deryk Engelland
Simon Despres – Matt Niskanen
- Peter Holland draws back into the lineup with Joffrey Lupul out of the lineup.
- The last time the Leafs faced the Penguins, it was after a loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Leafs won that game. Hopefully that result can be repeated.
- David Clarkson and Jay McClement will once again be tasked with shutting down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. If they can do that, the Leafs have a chance.
- Again with Clarkson, after a really slow start to his season, he has four points in the last six games.
- If Toronto wins, they will tie Tampa Bay for second in the Atlantic Division.