Saturday, March 28, 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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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...

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  Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel Joffrey Lupul – Nazem Kadri – Richard Panik Leo Komarov – Olli Jokinen – David Booth Zach Sill – Peter Holland – Brandon Kozun Dion Phaneuf – Korbinian Holzer Morgan Rielly – Roman Polak Jake Gardiner – Stephane Robidas Jonathan Bernier James Reimer Scratched: None Injured: Trevor Smith (lower body) Montreal Canadiens Projected Lines Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher Lars Eller – Tomas Plekanec – Alex Galchenyuk Brandon Prust – Jacob De La Rose – Devante Smith-Pelly Michael Bournival – Manny Malhotra – Dale Weise Andrei Markov – P.K. Subban Nathan Beaulieu – Tom Gilbert Sergei Gonchar – Greg Pateryn Carey Price Dustin...

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Best day ever? Best day ever. The David Clarkson era ends, the Zach Sill era begins. Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel Joffrey Lupul - Nazem Kadri - Richard Panik Leo Komarov - Olli Jokinen - David Clarkson Zach Sill - Peter Holland - David Booth Dion Phaneuf - Korbinian Holzer Morgan Rielly - Roman Polak Jake Gardiner - Stephane Robidas Jonathan Bernier James Reimer Scratched: Brandon Kozun, Petter Granberg Injured: Trevor Smith (lower body)

Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri

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The Maple Leafs hit game #60 of the season tonight - roughly the three-quarters pole - which has Toronto fans going, "there's still 22 more of these?" Storylines: The Jets are one of a collection of teams rumoured to be interested in adding Daniel Winnik at the deadline, for whatever that's worth. The Leafs mustered zero shots on four powerplay opportunities last night and just six scoring chances over the final 40 minutes, as their ineptitude during this protracted slump keeps finding new ways to express itself. Similar to last night's opponent in the Hurricanes, the Leafs have been dominated in this matchup in recent times, losing their last five consecutive to...

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In their last visit to Raleigh, a week before Christmas, the Maple Leafs were riding a six-game winning streak, sitting 19-9-3, two points out of the Atlantic Division lead with two games in hand on Tampa Bay. Before that last visit with the Hurricanes, we wrote: There’s also a parallel to last season here that can serve as a cautionary tale: The Leafs beat the Kings and Ducks amid their hottest streak of 2013-14, and proceeded to lose to a struggling Capitals team, the start of their epic collapse. Win streaks can’t last forever and a loss on a weekday visit to Carolina...

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Olli Jokinen makes his Leaf debut tonight hoping it's his first and fifth-last game in Toronto. The Leafs and Jokinen both will be pulling for the same thing, which is that he returns to his natural center ice position and convinces some GM tout there that he could be of some use to a team in the playoff mix down the stretch as a veteran depth player. From there, the Leafs might be able to grab a late conditional pick that's dependent on playoff results. It would be nice  to get him out of the way of Holland and Carrick and...

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Canadiens

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Games like this, on a day dedicated to celebrating hockey in Canada to boot, transcend the standings and draft pick positioning. It's about representing the crest on the jersey in the game's oldest rivalry. Let's hope the boys show up. It's as simple as that. Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel Daniel Winnik – Nazem Kadri – Richard Panik Leo Komarov – Peter Holland – Mike Santorelli David Booth – Trevor Smith – David Clarkson Morgan Rielly – Cody Franson Jake Gardiner – Roman Polak Korbinian Holzer – Stephane Robidas Jonathan Bernier James Reimer Scratched: Petter Granberg Injured: Joffrey Lupul (lower body), Dion Phaneuf (upper...

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Not much left to say at this point. We've got quotes like this surfacing: https://twitter.com/MapleLeafsHS/status/565938335500500993 Which, while anonymous, do match those of late last season. The Leafs clearly sense the end is near, who doesn't, and so far knowing the season is over and the team is soon to be dismantled hasn't seen them loosen up and play better hockey; it's seen some of their best players check out entirely. Not a bad thing for the ubiquitous pro-tank faction of the fanbase, but it's been the toughest stretch of Leafs hockey to watch, arguably ever and certainly for those born after the 80s. Phil Kessel spent good chunks...