Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets – Game #82 Preview & Projected Lines

Feb 15, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (8) controls the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs center William Nylander (29) defends in the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs (40-26-15, t-13th in NHL) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (49-24-8, 4th in NHL)

Puck drop: 6:00 p.m. EST
Arena: Air Canada Center
Watch: Sportsnet

Matchup Stats

Statistics courtesy of

Record %0.6630.581
Home Winning %0.6880.603
Away Winning %0.6180.55
Shootout Winning %0.50.111
Goal Differential Per Game0.690.19
Shot Differential Per Game0.66-0.85
Hits Per Game2023.8
PIM Per Game8.79.9
Opponent PIM Per Game8.710.1
Goals Per Game3.033.04
Even Strength Goals Per Game2.42.25
Power Play Goals Per Game0.510.71
Shots Per Game31.131.9
Shots Per Goal10.310.5
Team Shooting %0.0970.095
Power Play %0.1980.241
Goals Against Per Game2.342.85
ES Goals Against Per Game1.842.24
PP Goals Against Per Game0.480.54
Shots Against Per Game30.4132.79
Shots Against Per Goal13.0111.5
Opp. Team Shooting %0.0770.087
Penalty Kill %0.8240.826
Save %0.9230.913
Goals Against Average2.312.81
Opponent Save %0.9030.905
Opponent Goals Against Average2.992.99
Opponent Shutouts52

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lines


Leo Komarov – Nazem Kadri – Connor Brown
Zach Hyman – Auston Matthews – William Nylander
James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Mitch Marner
Matt Martin – Brian Boyle – Kasperi Kapanen


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


Starter: Curtis McElhinney (8-7-2, 2.67, 0.918)
Backup: Garret Sparks

Injured: Eric Fehr, Nikita Soshnikov, Josh Leivo, Frederik Andersen
Scratched: Martin Marincin, Ben Smith, Alexey Marchenko

Columbus Blue Jackets Projected Lines

Jones, Wennberg and Hartnell are anticipated scratches, per Aaron Portzline


Nick Foligno – Brandon Dubinsky – Cam Atkinson
Brandon Saad – Alexander Wennberg – Sam Gagner
Scott Hartnell – Boone Jenner – Oliver Bjorkstrand
Matt Calvert – William Karlsson – Josh Anderson


Gabriel Carlsson – Seth Jones
Jack Johnson – David Savard
Kyle Quincey – Markus Nutivaara


Starter: Joonas Korpisalo (6-5-1, 2.96, 0.902)
Backup: Sergei Bobrovsky

Scratched: Scott Harrington, Lauri Korpikoski
Injured: Ryan Murray (hand), Zach Werenski (upper body), Lukas Sedlak (upper body)

Who’s Hot

  • Auston Matthews: 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in last 10 games
  • James van Riemsdyk: four goals in last six games
  • Tyler Bozak: five points (one goal, four assists) during four-game point streak
  • Boone Jenner: three points (two goals, one assist) in last two games

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