Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Game Day

Game Day

Maple Leafs Hot Stove provides the most comprehensive game day coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Starting lineups, stats and comments get you ready for that night's game.

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The Leafs' draft position is locked in at fourth, and for the first time in a long time Leafs fans can feel no inner conflict about cheering for a win. The Canadiens do have something to play for, clinching an Atlantic Division title, which is something the Leafs can spoil with a regulation win combined with a Lightning regulation or overtime-shootout win. As for playoff opponents, whether the Habs finish with the Atlantic Division title or not their current matchup (Red Wings) may not change depending on how the Wings and Lightning finish up their seasons. This game marks the formal conclusion...

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The situation is this as far as the draft positioning stakes in the final two games: The 26th-placed Hurricanes are two points ahead of the 27th-placed Leafs and the two teams are even in games played with 80GP. If the Leafs split their final two against the Blue Jackets and Canadiens, they'll need the Canes to grab a point in one of their final two games with Philadelphia and Detroit. The Leafs hold the tiebreaker with Carolina currently due to one more regulation-overtime win. Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel. Joakim Lindstrom - Nazem Kadri - Richard...

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If we assume the fourth overall pick is secure, this is an opportunity to play spoiler. The Leafs usually beat the Sens regardless of the circumstances going in, and dealing a death blow to their playoff hopes might be good for a laugh. At the same time, that only helps the Boston Bruins' cause. That said, the Penguins slump has put some interesting possibilities into play as far as the final two wildcard positions are concerned. Come the end of this week, three of Detroit, Pittsburgh, Ottawa and Boston will make it and one will miss. Ottawa Senators Projected Lines Clarke MacArthur–...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins

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Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel Leo Komarov – Nazem Kadri – Joakim Lindstrom David Booth – Trevor Smith – Joffrey Lupul Casey Bailey – Zach Sill – Richard Panik Eric Brewer – Dion Phaneuf Jake Gardiner – Morgan Rielly Tim Erixon – TJ Brennan James Reimer Jonathan Bernier Scratched: Brandon Kozun Injured: Peter Holland (lower body), Nathan Horton (back), Stephane Robidas (shoulder), Roman Polak (sports hernia) Boston Bruins Projected Lineup Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – David Krejci Milan Lucic – Ryan Spooner – Brett Connolly Loui Eriksson – Carl Soderberg – Reilly Smith Chris Kelly – Gregory Campbell – David Pastrnak Zdeno Chara – Zach Trotman Torey...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel Leo Komarov – Nazem Kadri – Joakim Lindstrom David Booth – Trevor Smith – Joffrey Lupul Casey Bailey – Zach Sill – Richard Panik Eric Brewer – Dion Phaneuf Jake Gardiner – Morgan Rielly Tim Erixon – TJ Brennan Jonathan Bernier James Reimer Scratched: Brandon Kozun Injured: Peter Holland (lower body), Nathan Horton (back), Stephane Robidas (shoulder), Roman Polak (sports hernia) Buffalo Sabres Projected Lineup Matt Moulson – Johan Larsson – Tyler Ennis Marcus Foligno – Mikhail Grigorenko – Brian Gionta Cody Hodgson – Matt Ellis – Zac Dalpe Nicolas Deslauriers – Philip Varone – Patrick Kaleta Andre Benoit – Zach Bogosian Mike...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning

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Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lineup Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Steven Stamkos Ondrej Palat - Vladislav Namestnikov - Nikita Kucherov Jonathan Drouin - Cedric Paquette - Ryan Callahan Brenden Morrow - Brian Boyle- J.T. Brown Mark Barberio - Matthew Carle Nikita Nesterov - Anton Stralman Luke Witkowski - Slater Koekkoek Ben Bishop Andrei Vasilevskiy Scratched: none Injured: Victor Hedman (lower body), Tyler Johnson (upper body), Andrej Sustr (upper body), Jason Garrison (upper body), Braydon Coburn (lower body) Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel Leo Komarov – Nazem Kadri – Joffrey Lupul Zach Sill – Sam Carrick – Richard Panik David Booth – Trevor Smith – Joakim...

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An unfortunate loss to Hamilton for the Marlies this afternoon sets their playoff chase back, but there's still 11 games left to be played. Currently underway, Jack Eichel and Matt O'Connor's Boston University team are taking on Leafs prospects Dominic Toninato and Tony Cameranesi of Minnesota Duluth on TSN2 (5:30 p.m. EST start) in the NCAA Northeast Regional Final. Oh, the Leafs play, too. This is a chance to play spoiler on the Senators, but the third overall pick is maybe within reach. Conflicted rooting interests. Nazem Kadri will return for the Leafs while James Reimer will start. Lines are unofficial. Ottawa Senators Projected Lines Clarke...

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Florida Panthers Projected Lines Jonathan Huberdeau - Aleksander Barkov - Jaromir Jagr Brandon Pirri - Vincent Trocheck - Brad Boyes Jussi Jokinen - Dave Bolland - Jimmy Hayes Shawn Thornton - Derek MacKenzie - Scottie Upshall Brian Campbell - Aaron Ekblad Willie Mitchell - Erik Gudbranson Dmitry Kulikov - Alex Petrovic Roberto Luongo Dan Ellis Scratched: Tomas Kopecky, Steven Kampfer, Sam Brittain Injured: Nick Bjugstad (lower body), Al Montoya (groin) Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel Joffrey Lupul - Greg McKegg - David Booth Richard Panik - Leo Komarov - Brandon Kozun Joakim Lindstrom - Sam Carrick - Casey Bailey Jake Gardiner - Morgan Rielly Eric Brewer - Dion...

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Minnesota Wild Projected Lines Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville Nino Niederreiter - Mikko Koivu - Chris Stewart Thomas Vanek - Charlie Coyle - Justin Fontaine Sean Bergenheim - Erik Haula - Kyle Brodziak Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon Jordan Leopold - Matt Dumba Devan Dubnyk Niklas Backstrom Scratched: Jordan Schroeder, Darcy Kuemper, Christian Folin, Ryan Carter Injured: Nate Prosser (lower body), Matt Cooke (sports hernia), Jason Zucker (clavicle), Keith Ballard (concussion/facial fractures) Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel Joffrey Lupul - Trevor Smith - David Booth Zach Sill - Leo Komarov - Richard Panik Joakim Lindstrom - Sam Carrick - Brandon...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup Richard Panik – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel James van Riemsdyk – Trevor Smith – Joffrey Lupul Joakim Lindstrom – Keo Komarov – David Booth Zach Sill – Sam Carrick – Brandon Kozun Jake Gardiner – Dion Phaneuf Eric Brewer – Morgan Rielly Tim Erixon - Andrew MacWilliam James Reimer Jonathan Bernier Scratched: None Suspended: Nazem Kadri Injured: Stephane Robidas (shoulder), Roman Polak (abdominal surgery), Peter Holland (lower body) Ottawa Senators Projected Lineup Milan Michalek – Kyle Turris – Mark Stone Matt Puempel – Mika Zibanejad - Bobby Ryan Erik Condra – Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Curtis Lazar Mike Hoffman – David Legwand – Alex Chiasson Marc Methot - Erik Karlsson Patrick Wiercioch -...

James Reimer

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  San Jose Sharks Projected Lineup Melker Karlsson - Joe Thornton - Joe Pavelski Tomas Hertl - Logan Couture - Tommy Wingels Matt Nieto - Chris Tierney - Patrick Marleau John Scott - Ben Smith - Barclay Goodrow Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun Matt Irwin - Brent Burns Scott Hannan - Brenden Dillon Antti Niemi Alex Stalock Scratched: Mirco Mueller, Daniil Tarasov Injured: Mike Brown (leg), Raffi Torres (knee) Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup Richard Panik - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel James van Riemsdyk - Trevor Smith - David Booth Brandon Kozun - Leo Komarov - Joffrey Lupul Joakim Lindstrom - Sam Carrick - Zach Sill Eric Brewer - Morgan Rielly Jake Gardiner - Dion Phaneuf Tim Erixon...

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Thrilling blockbuster between two heavyweights tonight in Edmonton. Maple Leafs Projected Lines Richard Panik - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel James van Riemsdyk - Nazem Kadri - Joffrey Lupul Leo Komarov - Trevor Smith - David Booth Joakim Lindstrom - Zach Sill - Brandon Kozun Eric Brewer - Morgan Rielly Jake Gardiner - Dion Phaneuf TJ Brennan - Andrew MacWilliam Jonathan Bernier James Reimer Scratched: Tim Erixon Injured: Stephane Robidas (shoulder), Roman Polak (hernia), Nathan Horton (concussion), Peter Holland Edmonton Oilers Projected Lines Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle Teddy Purcell - Derek Roy - Nail Yakupov Ryan Hamilton - Anton Lander - Matt Fraser Matt Hendricks - Boyd Gordon - Rob Klinkhammer Oscar Klefbom -...

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Maple Leafs Projected Lines Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel James van Riemsdyk - Nazem Kadri - Richard Panik Leo Komarov - Peter Holland - David Booth Zach Sill - Trevor Smith - Joakim Lindstrom/Brandon Kozun Eric Brewer - Morgan Rielly Dion Phaneuf - Jake Gardiner TJ Brennan - Andrew MacWilliam Tim Erixon Jonathan Bernier James Reimer Scratched: TBA Injured: Stephane Robidas (shoulder), Roman Polak (hernia), Nathan Horton (concussion) Vancouver Canucks Projected Lines Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Zack Kassian Shawn Matthias - Nick Bonino - Radim Vrbata Chris Higgins - Brad Richardson - Alexandre Burrows Derek Dorsett - Bo Horvat - Jannik Hansen Alexander Edler – Christopher Tanev Dan Hamuis - Kevin Bieksa Luca Sbisa -...

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Nazem Kadri sits out one more while TJ Brennan may make his Leaf debut (won't know 'till gametime). Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Peter Holland - Richard Panik Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel Leo Komarov - Trevor Smith - David Booth Joakim Lindstrom - Zach Sill - Brandon Kozun Eric Brewer - Morgan Rielly Dion Phaneuf - Jake Gardiner Tim Erixon - Andrew MacWilliam TJ Brennan James Reimer Jonathan Bernier Scratched: Nazem Kadri Injured: Stephane Robidas (shoulder), Roman Polak (hernia), Nathan Horton (concussion) Calgary Flames Projected Lines Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Jiri Hudler Lance Bouma - Mikael Backlund - David Jones Mason Raymond - Josh Jooris - Joe...

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It looks like Nazem Kadri's lesson on the sidelines is going to be a three-game affair. He won't play tonight or Friday in Calgary. This isn't likely something the Leafs do if they're in the middle of a playoff chase, but with a few of their veterans getting shut down for the season with injuries and the tank fully on, Leafs management seems to be taking the opportunity to teach Kadri a lesson for what Shanahan described as a pattern of unprofessional behaviour. And they're choosing to do it very publicly, which screams "desperation measure" after the past few months...

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The Maple Leafs are icing a definitively tank-friendly lineup tonight in a meeting with the second-place team in the East, the New York Islanders. Lineup Notes: Nazem Kadri is scratched as a disciplinary measure after sleeping in and missing a team meeting yesterday. Roman Polak has been shut down for the rest of the season to undergo a hernia procedure. Stephane Robidas has been shut down for the rest of the season to undergo shoulder surgery. Kadri addresses media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC-jazgzhb0&t=143 Here is what is left of the Leafs lineup: Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel Leo Komarov - Peter Holland - Richard Panik Joffrey Lupul...

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St. Louis Blues Projected Lines Alexander Steen - David Backes - T.J. Oshie Jaden Schwartz - Jori Lehtera - Vladimir Tarasenko Dmitrij Jaskin - Paul Stastny - Patrik Berglund Steve Ott - Olli Jokinen - Ryan Reaves Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo Petteri Lindbohm - Jay Bouwmeester Barret Jackman - Robert Bortuzzo Brian Elliott Jake Allen Scratched: Chris Butler, Chris Porter, Marcel Goc Injured: Kevin Shattenkirk (abdomen), Zbynek Michalek (upper body) Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel Joffrey Lupul - Nazem Kadri - Richard Panik Leo Komarov - Peter Holland - David Booth Zach Sill - Trevor Smith - Joakim Lindstrom Dion Phaneuf - Jake Gardiner Morgan Rielly -...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel Joffrey Lupul - Nazem Kadri - Richard Panik Leo Komarov - Peter Holland - David Booth Zach Sill - Joakim Lindstrom - Brandon Kozun Dion Phaneuf - Roman Polak Eric Brewer - Morgan Rielly Jake Gardiner - Stephane Robidas Jonathan Bernier James Reimer Scratched:?Tim Erixon Injured:?Trevor Smith (lower body) Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines Alex Killorn - Steven Stamkos - Ryan Callahan Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Nikita Kucherov Cedric Paquette - Valtteri Filppula - Jonathan Drouin Brenden Morrow - Brian Boyle - Vladislav Namestnikov Anton Stralman - Victor Hedman Braydon Coburn - Jason Garrison Andrej Sustr - Nikita Nesterov Ben Bishop Andrei Vasilevskiy Scratched: Mark...

Dion Phaneuf Panthers

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The deadline past yesterday, but somehow the distractions seem just as bad if not worse today, with Phil Kessel and Kyle Dubas speaking out against media treatment of Dion Phaneuf, followed by the statement launched by Lupul and Phaneuf against the broadcast station that is a property of the corporation that part-owns the team. Never a dull moment in Leafland. The Leafs will have a few new bodies in the lineup, with waiver claim Tim Erixon and deadline pickups Eric Brewer and Joakim Lindstrom available to make their Leaf debuts. It will be interesting to see if the deadline passing and a few leaders on...

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The Leafs play one more game before the final deadline flurry. We'll wait and see if anyone is scratched tonight, but of those remaining who can be classified as trade bait there really isn't a surething to be moved by tomorrow. The Capitals should be the far hungrier team after a 3-0 loss to the lowly Hurricanes on Friday; they're now losers of three straight. They're also rested while the Leafs had to fly out after their loss to the Habs last night. The Leafs have lost 9 of their last 10 at the Verizon Centre. Ovechkin is looking to become the first player to...