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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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