The Monster Comes Home

7PM ET: TSN

The Rangers come to our barn tonight after losing in overtime to the Leafs on Phil Kessel's goal. They'll be without $14.55M in salary as both Marian Gaborik and Chris Drury will miss tonight's game because we broke them. I don't want to say I'm entirely happy that Colby Armstrong injured a fellow bubble team's best and most injury prone player but it certainly doesn't hurt.

Oddly the Rangers haven't called anyone up to replace them. That's odd because you'd think an astute GM like Glen Sather would know what to do in a situation like this. With all that empty cap space you'd think the Rangers should be able to call up promising AHL defender Wade Redden to help the team.

"We'll take care of that when the time comes." -- Ryan Callahan, after that game Gaborik got hurt via @DaveLozo

Might we see a big punchup tonight? The Leafs are obviously ready to tango with the Rangers after Sean Avery's ankle hack job on Komisarek. Unfortunately for the Rangers I think one thing we can count on this Leafs squad for is winning a whole lot of fights - especially against the Rangers.

The Leafs lineup remains unchanged. Brett Lebda is still in for Carl Gunnarsson even though with Gunner in the lineup the Leafs average twice as many points per game as without him. Jonas Gustavsson gets the nod in net against Martin Biron. Gustavsson's last start in the ACC against the Rangers was a beauty: 36 saves on 38 shots before Nikolai Kulemin scored 39 seconds into OT.

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