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