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 LinesMaple Leafs Pre-Season Lines vs Philly, Monday, Sept. 16th, 2013