Toronto Maple Leafs (28-41-11, 30th in NHL) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (39-27-13, 15th in NHL)

Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Wells Fargo Center
Watch: Sportsnet Ontario

Game Day Notes

An absolute must win for the Flyers with the Bruins tied on points for the final wildcard spot (Flyers have a game in hand), with the league’s best tank worst team in the league rolling into their building on a four-game losing streak.

The wildcard factor here is two-fold: Mike Babcock ripped his team arguably the hardest he has at any point this season last night after a tepid effort versus Columbus in the team’s final home game. It was an embarrassing showing made extra awkward by fans clearly celebrating the loss. Perhaps there’s a better effort coming from the Leafs tonight, although the lineup has been stripped so bare and the game means so much for the Flyers that it shouldn’t matter.

Jonathan Bernier will start also, and we all know he’s been pretty good of late with a .937 save percentage since March 5th (seven starts).

The Maple Leafs can clinch a dead-last finish — the first time for the organization since 1984-85 — and 20% lottery odds with a regulation loss tonight. Two or less points in their final two games will seal the bottom spot.

PlaceTeamGPGRPointsPoints %ROWLottery Odds


Matchup Stats

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Record %0.4240.583
Home Winning %0.4190.635
Away Winning %0.3330.5
Shootout Winning %0.50.273
Goal Differential Per Game-0.520
Shot Differential Per Game0.65-0.36
Hits Per Game26.127.2
PIM Per Game9.312
Opponent PIM Per Game9.111.9
Goals Per Game2.352.56
Even Strength Goals Per Game1.841.88
Power Play Goals Per Game0.490.64
Shots Per Game30.930.8
Shots Per Goal13.112
Team Shooting %7.60%8.30%
Power Play %15.50%18.90%
Goals Against Per Game2.872.56
ES Goals Against Per Game2.141.83
PP Goals Against Per Game0.630.64
Shots Against Per Game30.2731.17
Shots Against Per Goal10.5312.16
Opp. Team Shooting %9.50%8.20%
Penalty Kill %80.80%80.10%
Save %0.9050.918
Goals Against Average2.832.52
Opponent Save %0.9240.917
Opponent Goals Against Average2.322.52
Opponent Shutouts94

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines

Tobias Lindberg – Tyler Bozak – Kasperi Kapanen
Colin Greening – William Nylander – PA Parenteau
Sam Carrick – Byron Froese – Brad Boyes
Brooks Laich – Frederik Gauthier – Michael Grabner

Morgan Rielly – Martin Marincin
Jake Gardiner – Frank Corrado
Andrew Campbell – T.J. Brennan

Starter: Jonathan Bernier
Garret Sparks

Injured: Leo Komarov (lower body), Peter Holland (upper body), Nikita Soshnikov (upper body), Matt Hunwick (sports hernia), James van Riemsdyk (foot), Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia), Stephane Robidas(knee), Viktor Loov (upper body), Milan Michalek (knee)

Suspended: Nazem Kadri

Philadelphia Flyers Projected Lines

Brayden Schenn – Claude Giroux – Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl – Sean Couturier – Jakub Voracek
Matt Read – Nick Cousins – Sam Gagner
Chris VandeVelde – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare – Ryan White

Andrew MacDonald – Shayne Gostisbehere
Nick Schultz – Mark Streit
Brandon Manning – Radko Gudas

Starter: Steve Mason
Ray Emery

Injured: Michal Neuvirth (lower body), Michael Del Zotto (wrist)

Scratched: Scott Laughton, R.J. Umberger, Jordan Weal, Evgeny Medvedev