Toronto Maple Leafs (17-12-7, 17th in NHL) vs. Washington Capitals (22-9-5, 7th in NHL)

Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST
Arena: Verizon Centre
Watch: TSN4

After five straight wins over teams in the bottom half of the league, the Maple Leafs face a stiff test as they look to make it six consecutive on the road against the streaking Washington Capitals (6-2-2 in L10).

Matchup Stats

Statistics courtesy of

Season Series1-0-00-0-1
Record %0.5690.681
Home Winning %0.6110.711
Away Winning %0.50.625
Shootout Winning %0.1670.2
Goal Differential Per Game0.250.67
Shot Differential Per Game1.082.58
Hits Per Game2520.6
PIM Per Game11.18.5
Opponent PIM Per Game11.58.8
Goals Per Game2.972.72
Even Strength Goals Per Game2.332.11
Power Play Goals Per Game0.610.53
Shots Per Game33.830.6
Shots Per Goal11.411.2
Team Shooting %0.0880.089
Power Play %0.1960.167
Goals Against Per Game2.722.06
ES Goals Against Per Game2.141.58
PP Goals Against Per Game0.50.44
Shots Against Per Game32.7528
Shots Against Per Goal12.0313.62
Opp. Team Shooting %0.0830.073
Penalty Kill %0.8530.873
Save %0.9170.927
Goals Against Average2.672.02
Opponent Save %0.9120.911
Opponent Goals Against Average2.912.68
Opponent Shutouts22

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines


Leo Komarov – Nazem Kadri – William Nylander
van Riemsdyk  – Tyler Bozak – Mitch Marner
Zach Hyman – Auston Matthews – Connor Brown
Matt Martin – Frederik Gauthier – Nikita Soshnikov


Morgan Rielly – Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner – Connor Carrick
Matt Hunwick – Roman Polak


Starter: Frederik Andersen (Confirmed)
Backup: Antoine Bibeau

Scratched: Josh Leivo
Injured: Martin Marincin (lower body), Ben Smith (lower body)

Washington Capitals Projected Lines


Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Justin Williams
Andre Burakovsky – Lars Eller – Brett Connolly
Daniel Winnik – Jay Beagle – Tom Wilson


Karl Alzner – John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov – Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik – Taylor Chorney


Starter: Braden Holtby
Backup: Philipp Grubauer

Scratched: Nate Schmidt
Injured: None

Morning Skate: Mike Babcock

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