Toronto Maple Leafs (26-35-11, 30th in NHL) vs. Anaheim Ducks (40-23-9, 7th in NHL)

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: Air Canada Centre
Watch:  Sportsnet Ontario

Game Day Notes

The quick rundown:

– Tyler Bozak’s in for the Leafs, Ryan Kesler’s out for the Ducks. With last change, Mike Babcock could easily shield Nylander from Getzlaf and play him primarily against Rackell or Horcoff if he wants, but perhaps he’ll test Willy somewhat throughout the night.

– The Leafs go from playing the worst defensive team in the League (Flames) to the second best in the Ducks tonight.

– Garret Sparks starts in net for the Leafs, Frederik Andersen for the Ducks.

– Nylander enters tonight with five points in his last two games.

Who’s Hot

  • William Nylander 5 points (2g,3a) in last 2 games
  • PA Parenteau 5 points (2g,3a) in last 5 games
  • Jake Gardiner 3 points (3a) in last 2 games
  • Colin Greening 3 points (1g,2a) in last 4 games

Who’s Cold

  • Nazem Kadri   0 points in last 6 games
  • Frank Corrado 0 points in last 9 games

Matchup Stats

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Overall StatsAnhTor
Record %0.6180.438
Home Winning %0.6620.439
Away Winning %0.5430.333
Shootout Winning %0.4290.5
Goal Differential Per Game0.25-0.49
Shot Differential Per Game2.991
Hits Per Game2726.9
PIM Per Game12.49.3
Opponent PIM Per Game10.88.7
Goals Per Game2.532.33
Even Strength Goals Per Game1.791.88
Power Play Goals Per Game0.680.44
Shots Per Game30.531.1
Shots Per Goal12.113.3
Team Shooting %8.30%7.50%
Power Play %23.20%14.20%
Goals Against Per Game2.282.82
ES Goals Against Per Game1.792.11
PP Goals Against Per Game0.440.61
Shots Against Per Game27.4930.13
Shots Against Per Goal12.0710.68
Opp. Team Shooting %8.30%9.40%
Penalty Kill %87.40%81.20%
Save %0.9170.906
Goals Against Average2.252.77
Opponent Save %0.9170.925
Opponent Goals Against Average2.52.29
Opponent Shutouts98

Mike Babcock Game Day

Anaheim Ducks Projected Lineup

Brandon Pirri – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Jamie McGinn  – Rickard Rakell  – Mike Santorelli
Andrew Cogliano – Shawn Horcoff – Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie  – Nate Thompson  Ryan Garbutt

Cam Fowler  – Clayton Stoner
Hampus Lindholm  – Josh Manson
Korbinian Holzer  – Kevin Bieksa

Starting Goalie: Frederik Andersen
John Gibson

Injured: David Perron (shoulder), Chris Stewart  (jaw), Sami Vatanen  (upper body), Simon Despres(undisclosed), Ryan Kesler
ScratchedShea Theodore

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup

Michael Grabner  – Nazem Kadri  – Milan Michalek
Zach Hyman – William Nylander – PA Parenteau
Colin Greening  – Brooks Laich – Ben Smith
Josh Leivo – Tyler Bozak – Connor Brown

Morgan Rielly  – Martin Marincin
Jake Gardiner  – Connor Carrick
Rinat Valiev – Frank Corrado

Starting Goalie: Garret Sparks
Jonathan Bernier

Injured: Nikita Soshnikov (lower body), Leo Komarov (lower body), Stephane Robidas  (lower body), James van Riemsdyk  (fractured foot), Joffrey Lupul  (sports hernia surgery), Byron Froese  (lower body), Matt Hunwick  (sports hernia), Brad Boyes  (shoulder), Viktor Loov (upper body), Peter Holland (upper body).
Scratched: None

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