GDT: Preseason Game #2 – Flyers at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet & LeafsTV)

GDT: Preseason Game #2 – Flyers at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., Sportsnet & LeafsTV)

Flyers at Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Air Canada Centre this evening in the second game of a preseason back-to-back. They won the 1st game in London, 4-3.

The Flyers are splitting their team in half and are playing two exhibition games on the same day, with one game in Toronto against the Maple Leafs and another at home against the Capitals. That’s unusual, and will likely benefit Toronto as they are dressing their full first line, Clarkson, Bernier, Kulemin, and will have some additional speed and offensive ability on the backend with Rielly and Gardiner in the lineup.

Tonight’s game will provide first looks at new Leafs Clarkson, Bernier, T.J. Brennan and Trevor Smith. Smith, Ashton and D’Amigo are among the bubble boys up front, while MacWilliam, Brennan and Granberg are all hoping to put themselves in the mix for a spot on defence on the opening night roster.

Here is Toronto’s expected lineup for tonight’s matchup.

Maple Leafs Pre-Season Lines

Maple Leafs Pre-Season Lines vs Philly, Monday, Sept. 16th, 2013
Forwards
JVRBozakKessel
AshtonMcKeggClarkson
D'AmigoSmithKulemin
RossCrescenziBodie
Defense
GardinerBrennan
RiellyGranberg
FraserMacWilliam
Goalies
Bernier
McIntyre
Gibson

 

Randy Carlyle

David Clarkson

JVR

Mark Fraser

Petter Granberg

Brad Ross

544 comments
Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Carlyle was pissed off with the effort in practice today . Have a feeling he's going to one ornery SOB tomorrow 

Jordan29
Jordan29

Is the game in 6 up yet? I was busy catching up on breaking bad

GeorgeCastanza
GeorgeCastanza

Tim Thomas on PTO with Florida. Remember Thomas is a libertarian where Income tax is considered unconstitutional.


  • Alaska at 6.4% of income
  • Nevada at 6.6% of income
  • Wyoming at 7% of income
  • Florida at 7.4% of income   ranked 4th in tax burden  

only Florida has an NHL team.  Makes perfect fucking sense!! 

Zep2
Zep2

There goes our perfect season . 72 Dolphins safe for another year

B4rry
B4rry

Get over yourself, John.

B4rry
B4rry

The Gardiner attempt and the bench reaction was priceless. They should get the stick bronzed.

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

Not sure about everyone else but damn I thought Bernier was good

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

MacWilliam looked good again tonight.  Not sure he's ready for the big show...but he's a keeper.

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

I like mac willy I'd rather keep him over fraser. This was a shit game though. 

GeorgeCastanza
GeorgeCastanza

That Clarkson goal was good enough for me.  Otherwise this game was like watching the All-star game. 

B4rry
B4rry

The cup drought continues.

Optimustic
Optimustic

That's the game.  Shootout flashback from last season.

mcloki
mcloki

Back to junior Rielly

Loric76
Loric76

Clarkson with the winner...that was a beauty

Zep2
Zep2

@Loric76 Anytime the SHabs puts a smile on my face

Zep2
Zep2

@darthNihilus MacWilliam replaces Fraser by next year. Save a half million on the cap, Get a bit younger and quicker, maybe not as tough

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@-keon- 

Kessel doesn't like to deke and most goalies know that....so they prepare for one of his quick releases....usually resulting in a save.

ParadePlanner
ParadePlanner

@B4rry You're wrong.  I got the route set down Yonge, across Queen and up Bay