Leafs Looking For Third Straight Win.

Published February 22, 2018 at 3:54 PM

"Toronto Maple Leafs 79 pts (37-20-5)vsNew York Islanders 64 pts (29-26-6)
7 p.m. ETAir Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
TV: TSN4The Toronto Maple Leafs look to continue to put points up on the board as the New York Islanders come to town. The Leafs are looking for their third straight win and 12th in their last 14 games. With trade speculation hovering over soon to be UFA James van Riemsdyk, the Leafs forward will look to build on his game winning goal on Tuesday. He's registered eight points in his last 10 games as we get closer to Monday's trade deadline. The Islanders are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive as they're just one point out of a playoff spot but are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. Their struggles aren't for a lack of offense as John Tavares has seven points in his last nine games, Matthew Barzal has nine assists in his last six games and Anders Lee has six points in his last eight games. There will be a lineup change tonight for the Leafs but at the moment it's a secret as head coach Mike Babcock announced that one of his players is sick but refused to say who. If it's a forward, Matt Martin or Josh Leivo could finally return to the lineup, with odds on Martin facing his former team. Frederik Andersen gets the start for Toronto while Jaroslav Halak gets the nod for the Islanders. Here's tonight's probable lineups:Probable Maple Leafs LineupFORWARDSZach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Mitchell Marner
James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown
Leo Komarov -- Dominic Moore -- Kasperi KapanenDEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott -- Connor CarrickGOALTENDER

Frederik AndersenProbable Islanders LineupFORWARDSAnders Lee -- John Tavares -- Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier -- Mathew Barzal -- Jordan Eberle
Andrew Ladd -- Brock Nelson -- Tanner Fritz
Ross Johnston -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal ClutterbuckDEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Thomas Hickey -- Ryan Pulock
Adam Pelech -- Sebastian AhoGOALTENDER

Jaroslav Halak

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