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Frederik Andersen Returns Tonight Against The Penguins.

Published October 18, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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"The Toronto Maple Leafs will host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Scotia Bank Arena.
They'll get a boost as Frederik Andersen returns to the lineup and will start the game between the pipes. Hopefully he's close to 100% because earlier in the week Andersen stated that he wasn't sure he'd be able to start Thursday's game.
Auston Matthews gets another chance to climb up the NHL history books as he'll look to become the third player in NHL history with eight consecutive multipoint games to start the season.
The Penguins have a banged up goalie returning themselves as Matt Murray will start the game after suffering a concussion on October 8th.
Former Leaf Phil Kessel has six points during a three game point streak and registered a hat trick on October 11th against Vegas.
The Leafs will need a full effort for tonight's test against a hungry Penguins team that sits at 2-1-2 on the season.
"You have to be prepared or else they'll make you pay. They've got so much speed, so much skill, some special players, that if you take a shift off or a period off they're going to put a couple in your net." Matthews told reporters.

Here's a look at tonight's projected lineups for the game which can be seen on TSN4.
Maple Leafs projected lineup
FORWARDS
Patrick Marleau -- Auston Matthews -- Kasperi Kapanen
Zach Hyman -- John Tavares -- Mitchell Marner
Par Lindholm -- Nazem Kadri -- Connor Brown
Tyler Ennis -- Frederik Gauthier -- Josh Leivo
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott -- Igor Ozhiganov
GOALTENDER
Frederik Andersen
Penguins projected lineup
FORWARDS
Jake Guentzel -- Sidney Crosby -- Bryan Rust
Carl Hagelin -- Evgeni Malkin -- Phil Kessel
Dominik Simon -- Derick Brassard -- Patric Hornqvist
Daniel Sprong -- Matt Cullen -- Riley Sheahan
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Brian Dumoulin -- Kris Letang
Olli Maatta -- Jamie Oleksiak
Jack Johnson -- Juuso Riikola
GOALTENDER
Matt Murray



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