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Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview & Live Thread Number 36: Florida Panthers


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Who: Florida Panthers (12-17-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (17-15-3)

Where: Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON)

When: 7:00 PM ET

Where to watch: Leafs TV

Where to listen: Sportsnet 590 The Fan

Enemy blog: The Rat Trick

Lineups (via Daily Faceoff):

LEAFS

Forwards

James van RiemsdykNazem KadriPhil Kessel

Mason RaymondPeter HollandJoffrey Lupul

Jerry D’Amigo – Jay McClementNikolai Kulemin

Frazer McLarenTrevor SmithTroy Bodie

Defense

Carl GunnarssonDion Phaneuf

Cody FransonJake Gardiner

Morgan Rielly – John Michael Liles

Goalies

James Reimer

Jonathan Bernier

PANTHERS

Forwards

Tomas FleischmannNick BjugstadScottie Upshall

Sean BergenheimAleksander BarkovBrad Boyes

Tomas KopeckyMarcel GocJesse Winchester

Jimmy HayesShawn MatthiasKrys Barch

Defense

Brian CampbellTom Gilbert

Erik GudbransonDylan Olsen

Dmitry KulikovMike Weaver

Goalies

Scott Clemmensen

Jacob Markstrom

  • Another infamous Tuesday game against the Florida Panthers. The Leafs have historically had a lot of trouble in these games, for whatever reason. At least it will be in Toronto, so we won’t have another Glass Fiasco on our hands.
  • The Leafs need to start stringing some wins together as we move towards the Christmas break. They had a very encouraging win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, but have still lost seven of their last 10 games. They have tough matchups against the Phoenix Coyotes, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers coming up as well.
  • The Panthers have really struggled to score goals, and those problems will only worsen if Jonathan Huberdeau, their second-leading goal-scorer, can’t play tonight. He’s listed as questionable. Gudbranson will slot back into the lineup after missing Saturday’s game.
  • The Leafs played in Pittsburgh last night, losing 3-1. Rielly got his first career goal in the loss. Reimer is the probable starter since Bernier played last night.
  • Share your thoughts below in the comments during the game. Follow along with some Leafs tweeters here:



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Tags: James Reimer Jonathan Huberdeau Morgan Rielly Popular Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Tim Bayer

    Ill timed pinch by Dion

  • Tim Bayer

    Late on this, but looks like Fraser’s in for Liles

    • James Gleason

      Repeats head smashing on desk

  • Tim Bayer

    Oh yeah and Clarkson’s back. With Holland and Lupul. Raymond on the fourth

  • Tim Bayer

    I guess Bryan McCabe really likes Florida

  • Tim Bayer

    Cripes. Lots of sloppiness by Leafs in their end

  • Tim Bayer

    Leafs TV is hilarious:

    “Bodie: Season high 10 PIMS last night in PIT” like it’s an accomplishment or something

  • Tim Bayer

    Brutal period

  • Tim Bayer

    Another penalty

  • Tim Bayer

    Blargh

  • Tim Bayer

    This game is gross. I feel dirty.