Sep 24, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner (40) and defenceman Joe Corvo (77) and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri (43) watch a loose puck during the third period at the Air Canada Centre. Ottawa defeated Toronto 3-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators (Game Number 30): Live Thread


Who: Ottawa Senators (11-14-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (1511-3)

Where: Canadian Tire Centre

When: 7:00 PM ET

Where to watch: CBC – Hockey Night In Canada

Enemy blog: SensShot

Lineups (via Daily Faceoff):

MAPLE LEAFS

Forwards

James van Riemsdyk – Nazem Kadri – Phil Kessel

Mason Raymond – Peter Holland – David Clarkson

Carter Ashton – Trevor Smith – Nikolai Kulemin

Frazer McLaren – Jay McClement – Jerry D’Amigo

Defense

Dion Phaneuf – Carl Gunnarsson

Mark Fraser – Cody Franson

Paul Ranger – Jake Gardiner

Goalies

Jonathan Bernier

James Reimer

SENATORS 

Forwards

Clarke MacArthurJason SpezzaErik Condra

Mike HoffmanKyle TurrisBobby Ryan

Cory ConacherMika ZibanejadMilan Michalek

Colin GreeningZack SmithChris Neil

Defense 

Marc MethotErik Karlsson

Chris PhillipsJoe Corvo

Jared CowenPatrick Wiercioch

Goalies 

Craig Anderson

Robin Lehner

  • Reimer will start for the Leafs, while Anderson will get the nod for Ottawa.
  • The Leafs placed Tyler Bozak and Colton Orr on the Injured Reserve Thursday, so they won’t be available to play tonight. Joffrey Lupul and Dave Bolland are also on the IR and won’t play.
  • Tonight’s game marks the second of four between the two Ontario rivals. The Leafs won the first game 5-4 in the shootout on October 5th (Leafs home opener).
  • Comment below to take part in our game thread.

Tim Bayer put together tonight’s game preview, you can read that here.

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  • Tim Bayer

    Rielly scratched again.

  • Tim Bayer

    Looks like Ranger’s out too and Liles is in. What’s with Randy’s infatuation with Fraser?

  • Tim Bayer

    And Holland on the fourth line? Makes no sense.

  • Tim Bayer

    @MapleLeafs: “#SEAofBLUE Q1. Predict the final score & 1st #Leafs goal scorer. Just use #SEAofBLUE in your reply”

    4-2, Raymond.

  • Tim Bayer

    Also, I’m not a fan of #SEAofBLUE. It’s just a blatant rip-off of Calgary’s Sea of Red.

  • Tim Bayer

    Interesting GO SLENFS GO chant

  • Tim Bayer

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Tim Bayer

    Don’t mess with JvR during office hours

  • Tim Bayer

    But there does seem to be a, uhhhh, #SEAofBLUE at the CTC tonight.

  • Tim Bayer

    LOL Phaneuf hitting Ryan into the post

  • Tim Bayer

    WHEW what a release by Kessel

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Nice to see a powerplay goal followed by a successful penalty kill by the Leafs

    • Tim Bayer

      SPECIAL TEAMS WOOOOOO

  • Tim Bayer

    Jerry better get more than four minutes of ice time or I’m getting #FREEJERRY trending

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      I hope so too, but as I said in my article today, I think Kulemin would have to go. He’d be a perfect replacement.

      • Tim Bayer

        I think he’d be the perfect fourth liner with Ashton on the other wing

  • Tim Bayer

    Healy just sounds like a cranky, bitter old man

  • Tim Bayer

    Wheeler scored! That’s good for at least two of my fantasy teams that I never check

  • Tim Bayer

    Nice shot by Ashton

  • Tim Bayer

    WOOO HITZ

  • Tim Bayer

    AHHHHH WHAT IS HAPPENING

  • Tim Bayer

    When Kadri hits he hits like a truck

  • Tim Bayer

    ANOTHER penalty for McClement.

  • Tim Bayer

    Of course it’s MacArthur. Had to be MacArthur.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    McClement needs to stop taking penalties, he’s supposed to be our best penalty killer. Can’t do that in the box.

  • Tim Bayer

    Who was the last Leaf to wear 26? Carl Pilar?

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      Mike Zigomanis, last year.

    • Tim Bayer

      Oh Mike Zigomanis wore it in ’11. Mike Van Ryn in ’09.

  • Tim Bayer

    LOL at MacA flipping out

    • Tim Bayer

      DON’T YOU DARE SKATE SO CLOSE TO ME, ROOKIE

  • Tim Bayer

    A capable fourth line????? Do my eyes deceive me????

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      It happens every now and again.

      • Tim Bayer

        It helps that Holland, a legit top-sixer on this team, is on it

  • Tim Bayer

    Ya’ll see this?

    @Dr_Habs: “Here is the Thornton attack. It’s gruesome. Hockey sucks sometimes.
    https://vine.co/v/hQmwr2aI5BX

  • Tim Bayer

    the whistle went you dummy sens fans

  • Tim Bayer

    Wow. I didn’t see the part where Orpik was laying on the ice like that. Despicable.

  • Tim Bayer

    OHMIGOSH THat was so beautiful

  • Tim Bayer

    I AM CRYING

  • Tim Bayer

    LOL 10 min misconduct

  • Tim Bayer

    I missed that JML shot when he was away

  • Tim Bayer

    ME HATE PENALTIES

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Boy, can the Leafs ever stop taking penalties.

  • Tim Bayer

    that had to have been an intentional offside by Kessel. He wasn’t even trying to get onside.

  • Tim Bayer

    whoa another goal!

  • Tim Bayer

    they gave Gardiner so much space to rip that

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Good night in the pool for me. JVR and Kessel are getting their share of points.

  • Tim Bayer

    good call. Methot pushed JvR. Pretty simple.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Stupid penalty by Cowen.

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      or not,,, Greening’s got the penalty.

      • Tim Bayer

        yeah that was überstupid

  • Tim Bayer

    ahhh tough luck for Kessel there

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    YAY! MORE PENALTIES!

  • Tim Bayer

    I totally forgot Frazer McLaren is playing

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      I actually like McLaren. I’d take him over Orr anyday.

      • Tim Bayer

        yup. Just haven’t seen him much in this game.

        • Jeffrey Langridge

          Just like Gunnarsson, I think is at his best when you don’t notice him.

  • Tim Bayer

    31 shots already for Ottawa????? Doesn’t really seem that way. Reimer hasn’t faced too many difficult ones it seems.

  • Tim Bayer

    Nothing like a game in Ottawa to get the Leafs out of a funk

    • Tim Bayer

      I may have jinxed the Leafs with this comment :(

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Uh-oh.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    You’ve got to be kidding me.

    • Tim Bayer

      Will Clarkson ever score again???

      • Jeffrey Langridge

        I don’t know, but he just knocked Anderson on his keester.

  • Tim Bayer

    Let’s hope history repeats itself.

  • Tim Bayer

    GUNNNAR

    • Tim Bayer

      might’ve been his first breakaway ever.

  • Tim Bayer

    BREAKAWAY CONTEST

    • Tim Bayer

      weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee