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Maple Leafs Return From Bye To Host Blues

Published January 16, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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"Toronto Maple Leafs 53 pts (25-17-3)
vs
St. Louis Blues 55 pts (26-17-3)
7 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
TV: TSN4
Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
11/4 TOR 4 @ STL 6 Vladimir Sobotka
1/16 STL @ TOR

Team Leaders
Maple Leafs Blues
Auston Matthews, 33 Points Schenn/Tarasenko, 44
Matthews/van Riemsdyk, 19 Goals Vladimir Tarasenko, 19
Rielly/Marner, 26 Assists Brayden Schenn, 27

The bye week has come and gone and the Toronto Maple Leafs are ready to return to game action tonight at the Air Canada Centre. They will host the St. Louis Blues tonight after losing their final two games heading into the bye week. Both teams enter tonight's game with just four wins over their last ten games.
Head coach Mike Babcock will roll the same forward lines we saw against the Ottawa Senators last week, meaning Dominic Moore and Josh Leivo will remain in the press box.
The only lineup change will be the return of Travis Dermott, who will take Andreas Borgman's spot next to Roman Polak on the third pairing.

Blues head coach Mike Yeo is riding the hot hand in net as he will start backup goaltender Carter Hutton against the Leafs tonight. Jake Allen has given up five goals in each of his last two starts and at least three goals in six of his last eight starts. Meanwhile, Hutton has given up two or less goals nine of his 12 starts on the year.

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
Travis Dermott - Roman Polak
GOALTENDER
Frederik Andersen (22-13-2, 2.69 GAA, .921 save %, 3 SO)
INJURY REPORT
LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia), RW-Nikita Soshnikov (lower-body) out, D-Nikita Zaitsev (lower-body) out

Probable Blues Lineup
FORWARDS
Ivan Barbashev - Paul Stastny - Vladimir Tarasenko
Dmitrij Jaskin - Brayden Schenn - Alex Steen
Vladimir Sobotka - Patrik Berglund - Tage Thompson
Scottie Upshall - Oskar Sundqvist - Chris Thorburn
DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Joel Edmundson - Robert Bortuzzo
GOALTENDER
Carter Hutton (8-3-1, 1.84 GAA, .940 save %, 1 SO)
INJURY REPORT
C-Robby Fabbri (ACL) out, LW-Zach Sanford (shoulder), LW-Jaden Schwartz (ankle) out"



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