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Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview Number 28: San Jose Sharks

Who: San Jose Sharks (18-3-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (14-10-3)

Where: Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON)

When: 7:00 PM ET

Where to watch: Sportsnet Ontario, CSN-California

Where to listen: TSN 1050

Enemy blog: Blades of Teal

Lineups (via and Daily Faceoff):



James van RiemsdykTyler BozakPhil Kessel

Mason RaymondPeter HollandNikolai Kulemin

Carter AshtonTrevor SmithDavid Clarkson

Colton OrrJay McClementFrazer McLaren


Dion PhaneufCarl Gunnarsson

Mark FraserMorgan Rielly

Jake GardinerPaul Ranger


James Reimer

Jonathan Bernier



Tomas HertlJoe ThorntonBrent Burns

Patrick MarleauLogan CoutureTommy Wingels

Martin HavlatJoe PavelskiTyler Kennedy

John McCarthyAndrew DesjardinsMike Brown


Justin BraunMarc-Edouard Vlasic

Brad StuartDan Boyle

Scott HannanJason Demers


Antti Niemi

Alex Stalock

  • Nazem Kadri will sit out tonight to be with his family after the death of his grandfather. Holland draws in as the second-line centre between Raymond and Kulemin. Clarkson will likely be demoted to the third line.
  • Cody Franson is a game-time decision with the infamous “lower-body injury”. He suffered the injury when noted crazy person Steve Ott slewfooted him during Friday’s game against the Sabres, and he missed Saturday’s game because of it.
  • This could be one of those once-in-a-lifetime epic blowouts that you’ll tell your grandkids about one day. The Sharks are on fire right now, winning eight of their last nine. They also own the second-best record in the league. The Leafs lost to the Sabres on Friday night. Need I say more?
  • Join us during the game thread to talk about every horrific moment as it happens.

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