Sep 28, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Josh Leivo (32) celebrates the win with Toronto Maple Leafs left wing David Broll (46) in a game at the Air Canada Centre. The Toronto Maple Leafs won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings (Game Number 38) Live Thread


The Toronto Maple Leafs (18-16-3)  will look to take home two more points tonight as they take on the Detroit Red Wings (16-12-9) at the Air Canada Centre for the first time this season. Tonight’s game is your preview for the highly anticipated Winter Classic taking place in Detroit on New Year’s Day.

Here are your projected line ups:

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Forwards:

James van RiemsdykNazem KadriPhil Kessel

Mason RaymondPeter HollandJoffrey Lupul

David ClarksonJay McClementNikolai Kulemin

Jerry D’Amigo – Jerred SmithsonTroy Bodie

Defense:

Carl GunnarssonDion Phaneuf

Cody FransonJake Gardiner

Morgan RiellyMark Fraser

Goalies:

James Reimer

Jonathan Bernier

DETROIT RED WINGS 

Forwards:

Todd BertuzziPavel DatsyukTomas Jurco

Dan ClearyRiley Sheahan -Daniel Alfredsson

Drew MillerJoakim Andersson- Tomas Tatar

Jordin Tootoo- Luke Glendening- Patrick Eaves

Defense:

Niklas KronwallJonathan Ericsson

Kyle QuinceyBrendan Smith

Danny DeKeyserBrian Lashoff

Goalies:

Jonas Gustavsson

Petr Mrazek

Notes 

    • James Reimer was not at the optional skate this morning, meaning he’ll get the nod tonight. Reimer made 34 saves Thursday vs. Coyotes, and was named the first star of the game. It’s the first time all year he’s started three consecutive games.
    • Daniel put together our game preview. You can read that here.
    • Be sure to comment below and join us in our live thread. Follow along with the tweeters here:

    GO LEAFS GO!

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    • Tim Bayer

      Oh man brutal change

    • Tim Bayer

      Great forecheck by Holland led to the turnover

    • Tim Bayer

      Nobody covers the front of the net

    • Tim Bayer

      Datsyuk is so smart though

    • Tim Bayer

      But fourth line should never be out there against Datsyuk

    • Tim Bayer

      Leafs have hardly touched the puck all period

    • Tim Bayer

      Shot attempts are 17-6 in Detroit’s favour (although looks like Extra Skater isn’t totally up to date) http://www.extraskater.com/game/2013-12-21-red-wings-maple-leafs

    • Tim Bayer

      Reimer probably should’ve had it, but nobody’s helping him in front of the net

    • Tim Bayer

      Yeesh, MTL up 2-0 on NAS already

    • Tim Bayer

      Ay carumba

    • Tim Bayer

      Shot attempts now 20-8 for DET

    • Tim Bayer

      Reimer pulled, Bernier in. Not surprised.

    • Tim Bayer

      At least Healy isn’t throwing Reimer under the bus. This is just as much on the team.

    • Tim Bayer

      Obviously Reimer’s pissed. This isn’t a groundbreaking development, Healy.

    • Tim Bayer

      BOOM

    • Tim Bayer

      That was a rocket.

    • Tim Bayer

      I can’t believe it’s only a one-goal game

    • Tim Bayer

      MY GOODNESS

    • Tim Bayer

      What a save by Gustavsson getting a stick on that

    • Tim Bayer

      LUPUL

    • Tim Bayer

      I totally missed that goal because my satellite went down but whatever. GO LEAFS!

    • Tim Bayer

      Why was Clarkson mad at Bertuzzi?

    • Tim Bayer

      Sick spinerama by Holland. Really impressed with him tonight.

    • Tim Bayer

      Tom Renney is with the Wings now?