Who: Vancouver Canucks (27-23-9) at Toronto Maple Leafs (31-22-6)
Where: Air Canada Centre
When: 6 p.m. ET
Where to watch: CBC, NHLN-US
Where to listen: Sportsnet 590 The Fan
Opposition blog: The Canuck Way
Latest betting line (from Vegas Insider): Toronto -131
Leafs win probability (from Steve Burtch): 51.3 per cent
It’s a rare 6 p.m. Saturday night start for the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight due to CBC’s primetime Olympics coverage. The Leafs face the Vancouver Canucks for the second and final time this season.
The first game of the season series was back on November 2; a game infamous for the Leafs’ all-around futility and the severed tendon injury that Dave Bolland suffered. The Canucks pelted James Reimer with 47 shots in Vancouver that night and won the game handily, 4-0.
The Leafs were only able to muster 21 shots on Roberto Luongo and left Reimer out to dry. If you were questioning Reimer’s effort in the game, you might want to check out this video:
I expect Jonathan Bernier will get the start again, as he’s been excellent. Let’s take a look at the projected lineups for both teams.