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Maple Leafs Back On Home Ice Versus Flames

Published December 6, 2017 at 2:29 PM
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"Toronto Maple Leafs 35 pts (17-10-1)

vs

Calgary Flames 29 pts (14-12-1)

7:30 p.m. ET

Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON

TV: Sportsnet

Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM


Season Series/Schedule

Date Game GWG

28-Nov TOR 4 @ CGY 1 Nikita Zaitsev

6-Dec CGY @ TOR


Team Leaders

Maple Leafs Flames

Auston Matthews, 26 Points Johnny Gaudreau, 36

JVR/Kadri/Matthews, 13 Goals Sean Monahan, 15

Rielly/Nylander, 15 Assists Johnny Gaudreau, 24


The Toronto Maple Leafs are finally back home after their 2-1-0 trip through western Canada which included a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames last Tuesday. The Leafs got goals from Nazem Kadri, Leo Komarov, Roman Polak and Nikita Zaitsev in Calgary while Frederik Andersen stopped 19 of the 20 shots he saw.

Tyler Bozak will play tonight after missing Saturday's game in Vancouver and some practice time earlier in the week with food poisoning. He will take his usual spot, centering the third line, meaning William Nylander will be back on the right wing of the fourth line.

Fans hoping to see future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr will be disappointed as the veteran will not play tonight due to a lower-body injury. The Flames are also missing winger Kris Versteeg, who underwent surgery to repair a hip injury earlier this week.

The Maple Leafs have won six of the last 10 meetings with the Flames. Patrick Marleau has had quite a bit of success versus Calgary in his career. In 77 games versus the Flames, Marleau has 22 goals and 53 points.

The Flames are back on the road after going 1-3-0 during a recent four-game home stand, including being the first team in 11 games to lose to the Philadelphia Flyers their last time out.


Probable Maple Leafs Lineup

FORWARDS

Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - Connor Brown

Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Leo Komarov

James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner

Matt Martin - Dominic Moore - William Nylander

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS

Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey

Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev

Andreas Borgman - Roman Polak

GOALTENDER

Frederik Andersen (15-8-1, 2.74 GAA, .919 save %, 3 SO)

INJURY REPORT

LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia) out


Probable Flames Lineup

FORWARDS

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Michael Ferland

Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik

Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Garnet Hathaway

Troy Brouwer – Matt Stajan - Curtis Lazar

DEFESIVE PAIRINGS

Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton

TJ Brodie - Travis Hamonic

Brett Kulak - Michael Stone

GOALTENDER

Mike Smith (12-9-1, 2.79 GAA, .916 save %, 2 SO)

INJURY REPORT

LW-Kris Versteeg (lower-body) out, RW-Jaromir Jagr (lower-body) out
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