Maple Leafs Get Paid A Visit By Two Old Friends

Published February 5, 2018 at 2:45 PM

"Toronto Maple Leafs 65 pts (30-19-5)
Anaheim Ducks 60 pts (25-18-10)
7 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
11/1 TOR 3 @ ANA 1 Patrick Marleau
2/5 ANA @ TOR

Team Leaders
Maple Leafs Ducks
Auston Matthews, 40 Points Rickard Rakell, 41
Auston Matthews, 23 Goals Rickard Rakell, 19
William Nylander, 28 Assists Ryan Getzlaf, 23

The Maple Leafs return to action today as they host their old friend Randy Carlyle and the Anaheim Ducks.
Justin Holl had a great run with the Maple Leafs, but he is now back with the Marlies. Roman Polak will return the lineup tonight and looks like he will be paired with rookie Travis Dermott. Andreas Borgman and Connor Carrick will be the odd men out tonight.
Mike Babcock will run the same forward lines we saw in Boston, which means Josh Leivo will be out of action once again.
Frederik Andersen starts against his former team tonight. He made 28 saves in a 3-1 win over the Ducks in Anaheim back on November 1.
The Ducks are without starting goaltender John Gibson who is nursing a lower-body injury. Former Sabres net minder Ryan Miller will start tonight. The 2010 Vezina Trophy winner is 33-19-3 with a .918 save percentage, a 2.62 goals-against average and four shutouts in 55 career games against the Maple Leafs.

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Mitch Marner
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Connor Brown
Leo Komarov - Dominic Moore - Kasperi Kapanen
Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner - Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott - Roman Polak
Frederik Andersen (25-15-4, 2.62 GAA, .921 save %, 4 SO)

LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia) out, RW-Nikita Soshnikov (lower-body) out

Probable Ducks Lineup
Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Jakob Silfverberg
Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - J.T. Brown
Nick Ritchie - Adam Henrique - Ondrej Kase
Chris Wagner - Antoine Vermette - Corey Perry
Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson
Cam Fowler - Kevin Bieksa
Francois Beauchemin - Brandon Montour
Ryan Miller (6-3-5, 2.40 GAA, .922 save %, 2 SO)
RW-Patrick Eaves (lower-body) out, G-John Gibson (lower-body) out"

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