Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview & Live Thread Number 45: Carolina Hurricanes

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Who: Toronto Maple Leafs (21-18-5) at Carolina Hurricanes (18-16-9)

Where: PNC Center (Raleigh, NC)

When: 7 p.m. ET

Where to watch: Sportsnet Ontario

Where to listen: Sportsnet 590 The Fan

Opposition blog: Cardiac Cane

What do Tim Gleason and John-Michael Liles have in common? They’re both veteran defensemen, they’re both American and they’re both making their debuts against their former teams tonight.

No, this isn’t Mats Sundin returning to the ACC as a member of the Vancouver Canucks. But it should be a fun little wrinkle in an otherwise bland Thursday night game in Raleigh.

There’s also the rather small and unimportant fact that the Leafs could fall out of a playoff spot with a loss tonight, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Lineups (via Daily Faceoff):

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