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

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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!!!!!!

Topics: James Reimer, Ondrej Pavelec, Toronto Maple Leafs

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  • Tim Bayer

    LET’S DO THIS

  • Tim Bayer

    I’m already annoyed by these Jets fans.

  • Tim Bayer

    Oh codswallop.

  • Tim Bayer

    WOWheeler

  • Tim Bayer

    Awesome shift by the fourth line.

  • Tim Bayer

    Cripes, Franson. Obvious hooking penalty.

  • Tim Bayer

    Good kill.

  • Tim Bayer

    To the power play we go!

  • Tim Bayer

    Kessel blasted a wrister right in Pavelec’s glove.

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

    Another big save by Pavelec on a breakaway by Kulie.

  • Tim Bayer

    Olli missed the open net from a sharp angle

  • Tim Bayer

    Leafs to the PP again. Boarding on Ellerby.

  • Tim Bayer

    DION!!!!!!!

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

    Gunnar gets his own boarding penalty

  • Tim Bayer

    CRAP

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

    WOOHOO

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

    Weeeee. 5-on-3 coming up.

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

    Bernier’s been very solid since relieving Reimer.

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

    PHIL KESSEL

  • Tim Bayer

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

  • Tim Bayer

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