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Maple Leafs Look To Add To The Senators Misery

Published January 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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"Toronto Maple Leafs 53 pts (25-16-3)
vs
Ottawa Senators 37 pts (14-18-9)
7:30 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
TV: Sportsnet
Radio: TSN 1050 AM

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
10/21 TOR 3 @ OTT 6 Mark Stone
1/10 OTT @ TOR
1/20 TOR @ OTT
2/10 OTT @ TOR

Team Leaders
Maple Leafs Senators
Auston Matthews, 33 Points Mark Stone, 42
Auston Matthews, 19 Goals Mark Stone, 18
Morgan Rielly, 26 Assists Erik Karlsson, 27

Another chapter in the Battle of Ontario will be written tonight at the Air Canada Centre. However, at least on paper, this should not be much of a battle. The Ottawa Senators are a hot mess right now and are coming off an 8-2 beating on home ice at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks. To make matters worse, winger Bobby Ryan suffered a hand injury last night and will not play tonight.
The Senators did win the first meeting between these two teams back in October, but they have fallen on hard times since. If it wasn't for the Buffalo Sabres and their long-time residence in the Eastern Conference cellar, the Senators would be the worst team in the East.
The good news for Maple Leafs fans is that Connor Carrick will be back in the lineup. The bad news is Travis Dermott will sit out. The rookie had two nice games, one on the left side and one on the right, since being recalled, but we will get another night of Andreas Borgman and Roman Polak on the third pairing.
This will be the final Leafs game before they enter their bye week. They will be off until Tuesday when the host the St. Louis Blues.

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup
FORWARDS
Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Leo Komarov
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Mitch Marner
Matt Martin - Frederik Gauthier - Connor Brown
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Morgan Rielly - Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner - Connor Carrick
Andreas Borgman - Roman Polak
GOALTENDER
Frederik Andersen (22-12-2, 2.65 GAA, .922 save %, 3 SO)
INJURY REPORT
LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia) out, RW-Nikita Soshnikov (lower-body) out, D-Nikita Zaitsev (lower-body) out.

Probable Senators Lineup
FORWARDS
Ryan Dzingel - Derick Brassard - Mark Stone
Mike Hoffman - Matt Duchene – Colin White
Zack Smith - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Tom Pyatt
Gabriel Dumont – Flilip Chlapik - Alexandre Burrows
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Thomas Chabot - Erik Karlsson
Dion Phaneuf - Cody Ceci
Ben Harpur - Fredrik Claesson
GOALTENDER
Craig Anderson (11-13-5, 3.23 GAA, .897 save %, 2 SO)
NJURY REPORT
LW-Clarke MacArthur (undisclosed) out, D-Chris Wideman (hamstring) out, D-Johnny Oduya (undisclosed), RW-Bobby Ryan (hand) out"



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