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Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview & Live Thread Number 34: Chicago Blackhawks

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Who: Chicago Blackhawks (23-6-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (16-14-3)

Where: Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON)

When: 7:00 PM ET

Where to watch: CBC, NHLN-US

Where to listen: TSN 1050

Enemy blog: Blackhawk Up

Lineups (via Daily Faceoff):

LEAFS

Forwards

James van RiemsdykNazem KadriPhil Kessel

Mason RaymondPeter HollandJoffrey Lupul

Troy BodieTrevor SmithNikolai Kulemin

Frazer McLarenJay McClement – Jerry D’Amigo

Defense

Dion PhaneufCarl Gunnarsson

Jake GardinerMorgan Rielly

John-Michael LilesCody Franson

Goalies

Jonathan Bernier

James Reimer

BLACKHAWKS

Forwards

Patrick SharpJonathan ToewsMarian Hossa

Kris VersteegMichal HandzusPatrick Kane

Brandon SaadAndrew ShawJeremy Morin

Brandon BolligMarcus KrugerBen Smith

Defense

Duncan KeithBrent Seabrook

Niklas HjalmarssonJohnny Oduya

Nick LeddyMike Kostka

Goalies

Antti Raanta

Kent Simpson

  • In a long-awaited move, Paul Ranger and Mark Fraser are both expected to sit. Rielly and Liles would both be in if that’s the case, and the pairings are expected to see a shakeup. Phaneuf will make his return after serving his two-game suspension.
  • Carter Ashton was sent down to the Marlies today and Bodie was called up. David Clarkson was also handed a two-game suspension for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka, and will serve his first game tonight. Holland lined up between Lupul and Raymond in practice, but that may only be for the power play.
  • Any predictions for the game tonight? I would offer mine, but there’s only so many ways I can say “Leafs loss”. Share your thoughts below during the game, and follow along with the Tweeps right here:


GOOOOOOOOOO LEAFS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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