The Battle Of Ontario Wraps Up Tonight

Published February 10, 2018 at 12:19

"Toronto Maple Leafs 69 pts (32-19-5)
Ottawa Senators 47 pts (19-25-9)
7 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Radio: Sportsnet 590 AM

Season Series/Schedule
Date Game GWG
10/21 TOR 3 @ OTT 6 Mark Stone
1/10 OTT 4 @ TOR 3 Tom Pyatt
1/20 TOR 4 @ OTT 3 Connor Carrick
2/10 OTT @ TOR

Team Leaders
Maple Leafs Senators
Auston Mattews, 43 Points Mark Stone, 44
Auston Mattews, 25 Goals Mark Stone, 18
Jake Gardiner, 30 Assists Erik Karlsson, 31
The Ottawa Senators have been a thorn in Mike Babcock's side since arriving in Toronto. Even this year with the Maple Leafs playing and well and the Senators struggling, Ottawa has played their best hockey against Toronto.
The Senators won the first two games of the season series and had a 3-1 lead heading into the third period before the Maple Leafs made a late comeback. They have scored 13 goals in the three games which is a much better output then their 2.6 goals per game average on the season.
Ottawa gets a boost to their lineup tonight as Mark Stone has been activated off of injured reserve and will return to action after missing the last nine games. Even with the absence, Stone still leads the Senators in goals and points. He has two goals and five points versus the Leafs this year.
The only lineup change Babcock will make comes on the third defensive pairing as Connor Carrick will replace Roman Polak. Carrick had the game winning goal in the January 20 win over the Senators.

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 – Connor Carrick
Frederik Andersen (26-15-4, 2.64 GAA, .922 save %. 4 SO)
LW-Joffrey Lupul (sports hernia) out, RW-Nikita Soshnikov (lower-body) out

Probable Senators Lineup
Mike Hoffman - Matt Duchene - Colin White
Ryan Dzingel – Derek Brassard – Mark Stone
Zack Smith - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Tom Pyatt
Magnus Paajarvi - Chris DiDomenico - Fredrik Claesson
Johnny Oduya - Erik Karlsson
Dion Phaneuf - Cody Ceci
Thomas Chabot - Mark Borowiecki
Craig Anderson (15-17-5, 3.14 GAA, .904 save %, 2 SO)
LW-Clark MacArthur (undisclosed) out, D-Chris Wideman (hamstring) out, C-Gabriel Dumont (undisclosed) out, LW-Bobby Ryan (hand) out"

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