Maple Leafs Celebrate 100 Years Versus Hurricanes

Published December 19, 2017 at 1:37 PM
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"Toronto Maple Leafs 41 pts (20-13-1)
vs
Carolina Hurricanes 35 pts (14-11-7)
2 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
TV: Sportsnet Ontario
Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
10/26 CAR 6 @ TOR 3 Victor Rask
11/24 TOR 5 @ CAR 4 Patrick Marleau
12/19 CAR @ TOR

Team Leaders
Maple Leafs Hurricanes
Auston Matthews, 26 Points Teuvo Teravainen, 24
James van Riemsdyk, 15 Goals Jeff Skinner, 11
Mitch Marner, 18 Assists Teravainen/Williams, 16

Today's game marks exactly 100 years since the Maple Leafs began play in the NHL as the Toronto Arenas on Dec. 19, 1918, a 10-9 loss to the at Montreal Wanderers. The Maple Leafs will wear a commemorative sweater based on the sweater worn by the Toronto Arenas in their second season of play.
This afternoon will be the third and final meeting between these two teams in the regular season. The Leafs and Hurricanes have split the first two games with the road team winning both games while combining for 18 total goals.
Auston Matthews will miss today's game, but he did skate on his own this morning.
"It looks to me like he is getting ready to go ... When they tell me he is ready, he is ready,» head coach Mike Babcock said about his young star, per Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun.
Kasperi Kapanen, who had the lone goal in Saturday night's loss at the Detroit Red Wings, will draw back into the lineup again today. Connor Carrick will remain in as well for the injured Nikita Zaitsev.
The Maple Leafs have not defeated the Hurricanes in Toronto since December 29, 2013 so we would love to streak come to an end, along with their three-game losing streak.

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup
FORWARDS
Patrick Marleau - William Nylander - Zach Hyman
Leo Komarov - Nazem Kadri - Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner
Matt Martin - Dominic Moore - Kasperi Kapanen
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner - Connor Carrick
Andreas Borgman - Roman Polak
GOALTENDER
Frederik Andersen (17-10-1, 2.67 GAA, .922 save %, 3 SO)
INJURY REPORT
LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia) out, C-Auston Matthews (upper-body) out, RW-Nikita Soshnikov (lower-body) out, D-Nikita Zaitsev (lower-body) out

Probable Hurricanes Lineup
FORWARDS
Brock Mcginn - Jordan Staal - Justin Williams
Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Teuvo Teravainen
Sebastian Aho - Derek Ryan - Elias Lindholm
Joakim Nordstrom - Marcus Kruger - Josh Jooris
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce
Klas Dahlbeck - Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin - Trevor Van Riemsdyk
GOALTENDER
Scott Darling (8-9-6, 2.64 GAA, .903 save %, 0 SO)
INJURY REPORT
RW-Lee Stempniak (hip) out"



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