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Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview Number 35: Pittsburgh Penguins

Who: Toronto Maple Leafs (17-14-3) at Pittsburgh Penguins (23-10-1)

Where: Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

When: 7:00 PM ET

Where to watch: Sportsnet – Ontario, NHLN-US, RDS

Where to listen: TSN 1050

Enemy blog: Pens Labyrinth

Lineups (via Daily Faceoff):



James van RiemsdykNazem KadriPhil Kessel

Mason RaymondPeter HollandJoffrey Lupul

Jerry D’AmigoJay McClementNikolai Kulemin

Frazer McLarenTrevor SmithTroy Bodie


Carl GunnarssonDion Phaneuf

Cody FransonJake Gardiner

Morgan RiellyJohn-Michael Liles


Jonathan Bernier

James Reimer



Chris KunitzSidney CrosbyPascal Dupuis

Harry ZolnierczykJussi JokinenJayson Megna

Chris ConnerBrandon SutterJoe Vitale

Craig AdamsZach SillChuck Kobasew


Olli MaattaMatt Niskanen

Brian DumoulinRobert Bortuzzo

Philip Samuelsson – Simon Despres


Marc-Andre Fleury

Jeff Zatkoff


– The Maple Leafs will look to rebound after their last game against the Penguins ended with the Leafs blowing 4-1 and 5-3 leads en route to a 6-5 shootout loss.

– As you can see by the lineups, the Penguins are vastly depleted by injuries and suspensions, especially on the blueline. James Neal is still serving his suspension and Evgeni Malkin is all but certain to sit out tonight. This is a team that the Leafs need to take advantage of. However, with Sidney Crosby in the lineup, the Pens are always a dangerous team.

– After shutting down Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, expect Jerry D’Amigo, Jay McClement and Nikolai Kulemin to get the same assignment against Crosby’s line.

– The Leafs and Pens have split the season series so far. This will be the deciding game.

Be sure to join us for the live game thread tonight.

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