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Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview & Live Thread Number 54: Winnipeg Jets


Who: Toronto Maple Leafs (27-21-5) at Winnipeg Jets (23-24-5)

Where: MTS Centre (Winnipeg, MB)

When: 7 p.m. ET

Where to watch: CBC

Where to listen: TSN Radio 1050

Opposition blog: Hockey At The Forks

Latest betting line (from Vegas Insider): Winnipeg -126

Leafs win probability (from Steve Burtch): 42.3 per cent

Lineups (from Daily Faceoff):

LEAFS

Forwards

James van RiemsdykTyler BozakPhil Kessel

Nikolai KuleminNazem KadriJoffrey Lupul

Mason RaymondPeter HollandTroy Bodie

Carter AshtonJay McClementColton Orr

Defense

Carl GunnarssonDion Phaneuf

Cody FransonTim Gleason

Morgan RiellyJake Gardiner

Goalies

James Reimer

Jonathan Bernier

Injuries

Dave Bolland

Trevor Smith

David Clarkson

Frazer McLaren

Healthy Scratches

Mark Fraser

Paul Ranger

JETS

Forwards

Andrew LaddBryan LittleMichael Frolik

Evander KaneMark ScheifeleBlake Wheeler

Devin SetoguchiOlli JokinenDustin Byfuglien

Chris Thorburn – Eric O’Dell – Anthony Peluso

Defense

Zach Bogosian – Tobias Enstrom

Mark StuartJacob Trouba

Adam PardyKeaton Ellerby

Goalies

Ondrej Pavelec

Al Montoya

Injuries

Paul Postma

Matt Halischuk

Notes:

  • The Jets are 4-1 since head coach Claude Noel was fired and replaced by Paul Maurice. Their only loss was Thursday in San Jose, where they lost by a slim 1-0 margin to the Sharks.
  • The Leafs had their own win streak (a six-gamer) snapped on Thursday when they were thumped 7-1 by the Dallas Stars. The loss was inevitable because the Leafs were pretty lucky to have the streak last that long. They’ll be looking for a bounce-back game in Winnipeg.
  • Reimer will get the start in his home province of Manitoba. The 25-year-old goaltender grew up about two hours north of Winnipeg in Morweena. Reimer replaced Bernier in net during the loss Thursday, but didn’t fare much better than his teammate. He was fantastic in his last start against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, stopping 35 shots.
  • Jets netminder Pavelec is having a poor season, but has played very well in his last two starts. The battle between these two goalies should be very interesting to watch.
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GO LEAFS GO!!!!!!

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29 Comments on Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview & Live Thread Number 54: Winnipeg Jets

  1. Tim Bayer says:

    LET’S DO THIS

  2. Tim Bayer says:

    I’m already annoyed by these Jets fans.

  3. Tim Bayer says:

    Oh codswallop.

  4. Tim Bayer says:

    WOWheeler

  5. Tim Bayer says:

    Awesome shift by the fourth line.

  6. Tim Bayer says:

    Cripes, Franson. Obvious hooking penalty.

  7. Tim Bayer says:

    Good kill.

  8. Tim Bayer says:

    To the power play we go!

  9. Tim Bayer says:

    Kessel blasted a wrister right in Pavelec’s glove.

  10. Tim Bayer says:

    Crazy, crazy, CRAZY scramble in front of the Leafs net to end the period. Good chances for both teams, but Jets up 2-0.

  11. Tim Bayer says:

    Another big save by Pavelec on a breakaway by Kulie.

  12. Tim Bayer says:

    Olli missed the open net from a sharp angle

  13. Tim Bayer says:

    Leafs to the PP again. Boarding on Ellerby.

  14. Tim Bayer says:

    DION!!!!!!!

  15. Tim Bayer says:

    Slapper from the point on the PP makes it 2-1

  16. Tim Bayer says:

    Gunnar gets his own boarding penalty

  17. Tim Bayer says:

    CRAP

  18. Tim Bayer says:

    ‘Nother goal for the Jets. 4-1. Bogo from the point with Reims screened. Bernier’s coming in.

  19. Tim Bayer says:

    WOOHOO

  20. Tim Bayer says:

    Bodie snipes one top corner. Beautiful. 4-2 now.

  21. Tim Bayer says:

    Weeeee. 5-on-3 coming up.

  22. Tim Bayer says:

    Gleason’s shot from distance may have hit someone and fools Pavelec five-hole. 4-3!!!!

  23. Tim Bayer says:

    End of the 2nd. 4-3 Jets. Get to your televisions before the third period.

  24. Tim Bayer says:

    Brutal giveaway by Gards in front of the net. Luckily, nothing comes of it.

  25. Tim Bayer says:

    Bernier’s been very solid since relieving Reimer.

  26. Tim Bayer says:

    Kadri got a stick in the face. KADRI GOT A STICK IN THE FACE. No penalty.

  27. Tim Bayer says:

    PHIL KESSEL

  28. Tim Bayer says:

    4-4!!!!! Less than a minute left

  29. Tim Bayer says:

    Buff scores and wins it for WPG. Cuts to the inside and snipes one over Bernier’s glove.

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