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):
Philip Samuelsson – Simon Despres
– 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.