Leafs Look For Second Win In A Row As They Take On Vancouver.

Published January 6, 2018 at 4:03 PM

"Toronto Maple Leafs 50 pts (24-16-2)Vs.Vancouver Canucks 37 pts (16-19-5)7 p.m. ETAir Canada Center – Toronto, ONTV: CBCThe Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight at the ACC and the Leafs will send defenseman Travis Dermott into the mix tonight for his NHL debut. The Leafs 2015 second round pick was called up by the team on Friday and has 17 points in 26 AHL games so far this season. He'll pair up with the veteran Roman Polak on the team's last pairing. "I looked at the sheet on the board and had my number up there. Nobody told me directly, but honestly I think it was better finding out on my own. My stomach dropped, just like yesterday when I was told I was practicing with the guys. Right when I saw it, I was like, 'Wow, this is really happening.' "
While he might not be expected to be a game changer, the Leafs can use any help they can get right now as they're 1-2-1 in their past four games. The Canucks haven't looked any better themselves with another cellar dweller season. The team has lost two in a row and are 2-9-1 in their last 12 games and have been held to one goal or fewer in six of those 12 games. Frederik Andersen gets the nod for the Leafs while Jacob Markstrom will get the start for the Canucks. Here's a look at tonight's probable lineups:
Probable Maple Leafs LineupFORWARDSZach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William NylanderPatrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Leo KomarovJames van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitchell MarnerMatt Martin - Frederik Gauthier - Connor BrownDEFENSIVE PAIRINGSMorgan Rielly - Ron HainseyJake Gardiner - Connor CarrickTravis Dermott - Roman PolakGOALTENDERFrederik AndersenProbable Canucks LineupFORWARDSThomas Vanek - Sam Gagner - Brock Boeser
Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Loui Eriksson
Nikolay Goldobin - Markus Granlund - Jake Virtanen
Brendan Gaunce - Nic Dowd - Reid BoucherDEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Alexander Edler - Troy Stetcher
Michael Del Zotto - Christopher Tanev
Derrick Pouliot - Erik GudbransonGOALTENDER
Jacob Markstrom


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