Leafs Take Their Offensive Show On The Road To Dallas.

Published October 9, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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"The Toronto Maple Leafs take their high scoring offense to Dallas to take on one of the hottest goalies to start the season, Ben Bishop. Toronto has scored 13 goals, however they've also given up 13 goals and sit at 2-1-0 to start the season. Leafs star Auston Matthews has eight points in three games including five goals and was named the NHL's first star of the week. Matthews will look to become the sixth player in franchise history to score a goal in each of the team's first four games. The Leafs star forward had high praise for Kasperi Kapanen who jumped onto Matthews' line on Sunday. Head coach Mike Babcock has made a lineup change as he's scratched Andreas Johnsson in favour of Frederik Gauthier as Gauthier will make his season debut. Gauthier will center a line between Josh Leivo and Tyler Ennis, Ennis was dropped to the fourth in favour of Kapanen on the first. Stars' goalie Ben Bishop was third star of the week after only allowing one goal in two games while making 62 saves for a 0.50 goals against average and .984 save percentage. This will also be Connor Carrick's first game against the Leafs after being traded to Dallas on October 1st. Frederik Andersen will go up against Bishop between the pipes and the game can be seen on TSN4. Here's a look at tonight's full projected lineup for both squads tonight:Maple Leafs projected lineup
FORWARDS
Patrick Marleau -- Auston Matthews -- Kasperi Kapanen
Zach Hyman -- John Tavares -- Mitchell Marner
Par Lindholm -- Nazem Kadri -- Connor Brown
Josh Leivo -- Frederik Gauthier -- Tyler Ennis
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott -- Igor Ozhiganov
GOALTENDER
Frederik AndersenStars projected lineup
FORWARDS
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov
Mattias Janmark -- Jason Spezza -- Blake Comeau
Devin Shore -- Radek Faksa -- Tyler Pitlick
Valeri Nichushkin -- Roope Hintz -- Brett Ritchie
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Marc Methot -- Miro Heiskanen
Connor Carrick -- Roman Polak
GOALTENDER
Ben Bishop

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