Who: Toronto Maple Leafs (35-24-8) at Los Angeles Kings (38-22-6)
Where: Staples Center
When: 10:30 p.m. ET
Where to watch: TSN, Fox Sports West
Where to listen: Sportsnet 590 The Fan
Opposition blog: Rink Royalty
Latest betting line (from Vegas Insider): Los Angeles -200
Lineups (from Jon Rosen of L.A. Kings Insider):
Coming off a tough loss against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs finish off their California trip with a visit to Los Angeles to face the red-hot Los Angeles Kings, who have won eight games in a row.
The Leafs are hoping for a better effort tonight then when they faced the Sharks. The Leafs were outshot 48 to 21 and did not look interested all game as the Sharks kept the puck in the Leafs’ end for the majority.
Despite being rocked by teammate Dion Phanuef, it appears James van Riemsdyk will return to the Leafs’ lineup tonight. The Leafs had a great game in a loss to the Kings last meeting so they are hoping to have the same effort but a different result tonight as Jonathan Bernier will get the start against his former club.
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This could be a very long night for the Leafs as the Kings are a possession monster and their forecheck is aggressive. The Leafs will have to rely on speed and good goaltending to come out with a win here tonight. Comment below to participate in the live thread.
GO LEAFS GO!!!!!